Chinese Water Deer drawn by Cathy Putman

Chinese Water Deer


Hydropotes inermis inermis

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cetartiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Subfamily: Hydropotinae
Genus: Hydropotes
Swinhoe, 1870 Species: H. inermis

Further Reading

Published information about Chinese Water Deer is sparse, however you may enjoy reading the following articles from external sources.

The Shanghai Daily

www.shanghaidaily.com/sp/article/2010/201002/20100228/article_429764.htm

Wikipedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_deer

Evolution:
Pitra, C., Fickel, J, Meijaard, E. and Groves, C. (2004) Evolution and phylogeny of old world
deer. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 33, 880-895.

Randi, E., Mucci, N., Pierpaoli, M. and Douzery, E. (1988) New phylogenetic perspectives on the cervidae (Artiodactyla) are provided by the mitichondrial cytochrome b gene.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B,  265 793  801

International Status:

Harris, R.B. and Duckworth, J.W. (2008) Hydroptes inermis.
IUCN Red list of Threatened Species www.iucnredlist.org

http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/10329/0


China:

Sheng, H. and Lu, H. (1985) A preliminary study of the Chinese river deer population of Zhousan Island and adjacent islets. In: T. Kawamichi (ed.) Contemporary Mammalogy in China and Japan, Mammalogical Society of Japan.

Sheng, H. (1992) Chinese water deer Hydropotes inermis. In H. Sheng (ed). The Deer In China; East China Normal University, Shanghai

Zhang, E., Teng, L. and Wu, Y. (2006) Habitat selection of the Chinese Water deer (Hydropotes inermis) in Yancheng Province. Acta Theriologica Senica 16, 49-53.


UK populations:

Cooke, A.S. and Farrell, L. (1998) Chinese Water Deer. The Mammal Society and the British Deer Society.

Cooke, A.S. and Farrell, L. (2000) A long-term study of a population of Chinese water deer.
Deer, 11, 232-237

Cooke, A.S. and Farrell, L. (2008) Chinese Water Deer,  In S. Harris and D.W. Yalden (eds.) Mammals of the British Isles: Handbook; 4th edition. The Mammal Society, pp 617-622.

Cooke, A.S. (2009) Chinese water deer in farmland. Deer 15 (2) 14-17.

Note:
The information contained in external sources is not controlled, endorsed or edited by the CWDF and opinions contained in them are not necessarily those of the CWDF.