Muntiacus gigas Wei et al., 1990

Giant muntjac, Large-antlered muntjac



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Megamuntiacus vuquangensis Do Tuoc, Vu Van Dung, Dawson, Arctander & Mackinnon, 1994; Muntiacus vuquangensis (Do Tuoc, Vu Van Dung, Dawson, Arctander & Mackinnon, 1994)


Conservation Status

Last Record: Late Pleistocene or Holocene

Rediscovered in 2016?

IUCN RedList status: Endangered (as M. vuquangensis)



China, Laos & Vietnam


Biology & Ecology










Stimpson, C. M., Utting, B., O’Donnell, S., Huong, N. T. M., Kahlert, T., Manh, B. V.,Khanh, P. S. and Rabett, R. J. (2019). An 11 000-year-old giant muntjac subfossil from Northern Vietnam: implications for past and present populations. R. Soc. open sci. 6: 181461.

Timmins, R. J., Duckworth, J. W. & Long, B. (2008). Muntiacus vuquangensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T44703A10936321. Downloaded on 24 May 2016.

Tuoc, D., Dung, V., Dawson, S., Arctander, P. and MacKinnon, J. (1994). Introduction of a new large mammal species in Viet Nam. Forest Inventory and Planning Institute (Science and Technology News, 4-13 March), Hanoi, Vietnam.

Turvey, Samuel T. et al. (2016). Holocene range collapse of giant muntjacs and pseudo-endemism in the Annamite large mammal fauna. Journal of Biogeography. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12763 [Abstract]


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