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Moschus moschiferus Linnaeus 1758 (musk deer)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Moschidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 104244

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Moschus according to O. Thomas 1911

Sister taxa: Moschus berezovskii, Moschus chrysogaster, Moschus fuscus, Moschus leucogaster

Ecology: ground dwelling browser-grazer

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 164.0, humerus length 149.0, metacarpal III length 102.0, metatarsal III length 131.0, radius length 127.0, scapula length 106.0, skull 137.0 x 52.0, ulna length 154.0

Estimated body mass: 15.2 kg based on femur length, humerus length, and ulna length