a small deer, Elaphodus cephalophus, with a distinctive tuft of hair on its head and a pair of tusklike canines, found mainly in the forested mountains of China: compared to the closely related muntjac, the tufted deer is somewhat larger and leaner with a longer neck, and the male’s antlers are barely visible.
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- tuffstone body,
- tufted cell,
- tufted duck,
- tufted titmouse,
Origin of tufted deer
First recorded in 1880–85
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