Reeves Muntjac Female Skull


Reeves’s Muntjac (Muntiacus reevesi), also known as the Chinese Muntjac, is a muntjac species found widely in southeastern China (from Gansu to Yunnan) and Taiwan. It has also been introduced in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Japan.


Reeves Muntjac Female Skull Replica measures 6.3 inches. Reeves muntjac female skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in the USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw). California Academy of Sciences Specimen. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

Reeves Muntjac or Muntiacus reevesi is also known as barking deer or Chinese Muntjac, are small deer of the genus Muntiacus native to south and southeast Asia. Called barking deer because of their cry, muntjacs are solitary, nocturnal, and they usually live in areas of thick vegetation.

Most Reeves Muntjac or Muntiacus reevesi stand 15 to 25 inches high at the shoulder and weigh 33 to 77 pounds. Depending on the species, they range from grayish brown or reddish to dark brown. Males have tusk like upper canine teeth that project from the mouth and can be used to inflict severe injuries.

The short antlers have one branch and are borne on long bases from which bony ridges extend onto the face (hence another common name, rib-faced deer); the female has small knobs in place of antlers.

Reeves Muntjac or Muntiacus reevesi feed on herbs, blossoms, succulent shoots, grasses and nuts. It takes its name from John Reeves, who was appointed Assistant Inspector of Tea for the British East India Company in 1812.

It is dog like in appearance but has striped markings on its face. The male has short antlers usually four inches or less, and uses them to push enemies off balance so he can wound them with his upper two inch canine teeth.

Reeves Muntjac or Muntiacus reevesi were introduced to the grounds of Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire in the 19th century by the then Duke of Bedford. While a small number reportedly escaped, they are extremely unlikely to be the source of the current UK population.

Larger numbers of Reeves’s muntjac escaped from Whipsnade Zoo, and they are the more likely ancestors, in addition to other releases.

Reeves Muntjac or Muntiacus reevesi colonies exist throughout England south of Derbyshire, and the population continues to grow. In Ireland, sightings in 2008 caused the government, concerned at the risk of the species becoming established, to quickly introduce a year-round hunting season.

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Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 6.3 in
Reeves Muntjac Barking Deer Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Subfamily: Cervinae
Tribe: Muntiacini
Genus: Muntiacus
Conservation status: Least concern – A least concern species is a species that has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as evaluated as not being a focus of species conservation. They do not qualify as threatened, near threatened, or (before 2001) conservation dependent.