Yellow-stripped Chevrotain

The Yellow stripped Chevrotain was only first described in 2005. It lives in the south of Sri Lanka, but with a head and body length of 43-51cm it is particularly small. In males their upper cainines are visible as tusk-like protrusions from their mouth. In areas of good habitat, it tends to be relatively common and in some areas it is the most seen nocturnal mammal. 

There has been a notable decline in the abundance of this species over the last few decades, however the conservation status has been unknown until relatively recently (not surprising in a species only described 18 years ago. Unfortunately, research generally points to a decline, as a result of habitat destruction as well as hunting for both bushmeat and the pet trade.

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