IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Yellow-striped chevotrain (Moschiola kathygre)

The yellow-striped chevrotain was named in 2005. It occurs in the Wet Zone of Sri Lanka, from Sinharaja Forest through the lowlands around Colombo north to Katagamuwa on the border of the Dry Zone and into the highlands at least to the Kandy district (2): specific localities are given in Groves and Meijaard 2005: 420).

The head and body length is 43-51cm. The warm yellowish brown coat has at least two light yellow longitudinal stripes along flanks separated by a row of light yellow spots. There are two pale yellow stripes along the back and another below the tail. The fur is fine and coarse. Males have tusk-like upper canines.

Groves and Meijaard (2005) suggest there is a strict segregation of habitat between this species and M. memmina s.s. The two species are recognised based on the phylogenetic species concept.


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