Przewalskium albirostre (Artiodactyla: Cervidae)

Mammalian Species



Przewalskium albirostre (Przewalski, 1883) is a physically unique cervid commonly called the white-lipped deer. Przewalskium is monotypic. This species is a high-elevation specialist endemic to the eastern Tibetan Plateau where it inhabits relatively open hills and mountains with a mosaic of forest edges, meadows, and shrublands. Populations of P. albirostre are highly fragmented and vulnerable because of exploitation and competition with domestic livestock of pastoralists. There have been no systematic efforts to estimate the total number of extant P. albirostre, and it is considered Vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. It is farmed for its antlers in China and is represented in zoos and private collections.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Przewalskium albirostre (Artiodactyla: Cervidae)
Series title Mammalian Species
DOI 10.1644/849.1
Volume 42
Issue 849
Year Published 2010
Language English
Publisher Oxford University Press
Contributing office(s) Coop Res Unit Atlanta
Description 12 p.
First page 7
Last page 18
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