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SPECIES Tragulus javanicus

Original Name:Cervus javanicus
Author:Osbeck, 1765.
Citation:Reise nach Ostindien und China: 357.
Common Name:Java Mouse-deer
Type Locality:Indonesia, W Java, Udjung Kulon Peninsula, "Nieu Bay" (Meeuwenbaai or Muara Tjikuja), Jankolan (Djungkulan) kampong; identified by Van Bemmel (1949b) and Hoogerwerf (1970:353).
Distribution:Indonesia (Java).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Meijaard and Groves (2004) were not convinced that Cervus javanicus Osbeck, 1765 is a mouse-deer and preferred to date the name from Tragulus javanicus (Gmelin, 1788). Until their evidence is published, the older name is retained here. Tragulus javensis Pallas, 1779 is available and predates Moschus javanicus Gmelin, 1788. The two names are objective synonyms because they are both based on the description of a specimen by Pallas (1777, fasc. 12, p. 18), but javensis has not been noticed and is a nomen oblitum.
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Synonyms:

    focalinus Miller, 1903
    indicus Brisson, 1765
    indicus (Gmelin, 1788)
    jasanicus (C. H. Smith, 1827)
    javanicus (Gmelin, 1788)
    javensis Pallas, 1779

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