The Greater Mousedeer can be differentiated from the Lesser Mousedeer based external appearances. Greater Mousedeer has five throat stripes while lesser has three. It lacks the brown stripes on the belly which is present in he Lesser Mousedeer.

The specimens in Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research were collected from Changi, Karnji and Pulau Ubin in the 1908, 1923 and 1921, respectively. Based on the absence of subsequent specimens or sightings, the Greater Mousedeer is thought to be extinct in Singapore.

Then on 2 Feb 2006, NParks officer reported a sighting of a mousedeer in Pulau Ubin. Subsequently, a detail study by Marcus Chua in Sept 2008 confirmed the presence of Greater Mousedeer in Pulau Ubin with photographic evidence.


Mainly active by night, feding on fallen fruits, leaf shoots and other vegetation. In Singapore, it is currently found in Pulau Ubin.


HB 60cm.


Rare and restricted to certain areas.


Myanmar, Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia to Sumatra, Borneo and Palawan.


Wild Animals of Singapore - Nick Baker | Kelvin Lim

Rediscovery of Greater Mouse Deer, Tragulus napu (Mammalia: Artiodactyla: Tragulidae) in Pulau Ubin, Singapore - M . Chua, N. Sivasothi and R. Teo

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Greater Mousedeer

Tragulus napu

Greater Mousedeer

Greater Mousedeer in Pulau Ubin

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