Hyelaphus (golden deer or hog deer) is a genus of relatively small South and Southeast Asia deer that are overall brown. The three species are all threatened, and two of the species are restricted to a few small islands. Originally considered a subgenus of Axis, genetic evidence indicates that Hyelaphus is closer to the genus Rusa than Axis. Consequently, Hyelaphus was elevated to genus status, leaving the chital as the only member of Axis.
|A Bawean deer|
|Scientific classification |
|Image||Scientific name||Common Name||Distribution|
|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|
|Hyelaphus calamianensis||Calamian hog deer||Calamian Islands of Palawan province of the Philippines|
|Hyelaphus kuhlii||Bawean deer||island of Bawean (Gresik Regency) in Indonesia|
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