Muntiacus rooseveltorum Osgood, 1932:232

Roosevelts' barking deer, Roosevelts' muntjac, Laotian barking deer



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Muntiacus feae rooseveltorum Osgood, 1932:232


Conservation Status

Last record: 16 May 1929 (Amato et al. 1999:639)

Rediscovered in 1994

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



People's Democratic Republic of Lao


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Osgood, W. H. (1932). Mammals of the Kelley-Roosevelts and Delacour Asiatic expeditions. Field Museum of Natural History, Zoology Series 18(10): 193-339.


Other references:

Amato, G., Egan, M. and Schaller, G. B. (2000). Mitochondrial DNA variation in muntjac: evidence for discovery, rediscovery, and phylogenetic relationships. In: E. S. Vrba and G. B. Schaller (eds), Antelopes, Deer, and Relatives: Fossil Record, Behavioral Ecology, Systematics, and Conservation, pp. 285-295. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA and London, UK.

Amato, G., M. G. Egan, G. B. Schaller, R. H. Baker, H. C. Rosenbaum, W. G. Robichaud, and R. DeSalle. (1999). Rediscovery of Roosevelt's barking deer (Muntiacus rooseveltorum). Journal of Mammalogy 80(2): 639-643.

Bazyan, Saloume. (2013). Sexual selection and extinction in deer. Master of Science. Uppsala University. 62 pp.

Groves, C. P., and P. Grubb. 1990. Muntiacidae. Pp. 134-168, in Horns, pronghorns, and antlers (G. A. Bubenik and A. B. Bubenik, eds). Springer-Verlag, New York, 562 pp.

Minh Le, Thanh V. Nguyen, Ha T. Duong, Ha M. Nguyen, Long D. Dinh, Tuoc Do, Hai D. Nguyen, George Amato . (2014). Discovery of the Roosevelt’s Barking Deer (Muntiacus rooseveltorum) in Vietnam. Conservation Genetics. doi: 810.1007/s10592-014-0581-4

Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]

Timm, Robert M. and Brandt, John H. (2001). Pseudonovibos spiralis (Artiodactyla: Bovidae): new information on this enigmatic South-east Asian ox. J. Zool., Lond. 253: 157-166.

Timmins, R. J. (1996). Another muntjac materializes: more mammal finds in Laos. BBC Wildlife 14: 22-23.

Timmins, R.J., Duckworth, J.W. & Long, B. (2008). Muntiacus rooseveltorum. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 24 February 2013.

Würster-Hill, D. H. and Seidel, B. (1985). The G-banded chromosomes of Roosevelt's muntjac, Muntiacus rooseveltorum. Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics 39: 75-76.


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