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The hog deer or 'Indian hog deer' (Hyelaphus porcinus) is small deer. It is widespread in Asia. It lives in Pakistan, Kashmir, northern India, Nepal, Bangladesh, southwestern Yunnan Province in China, all the way to western Thailand.

The deer gets its name from the way it runs through the forests with its head hung low so that it can duck under obstacles instead of leaping over them like most other deer. It runs with its tail erect, showing the white underside.


Species

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Hog deer in Terai grassland.JPG Hyelaphus porcinus Indian hog deer Pakistan, northern India, Nepal, Bangladesh, southwestern Yunnan Province in China, all the way to western Thailand.
Hyelaphus annamiticus Indochinese hog deer Cambodia, Laos, People's Republic of China and Vietnam
Axis calamianensis.jpg Hyelaphus calamianensis Calamian hog deer Calamian Islands of Palawan province of the Philippines
Adult male Bawean deer Axis kuhlii.JPG Hyelaphus kuhlii Bawean deer island of Bawean (Gresik Regency) in Indonesia

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