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    Question Where do muntjac get their name from??

    I was reading a shooting mag last night....

    "What are you reading about?" asked my other, and undoubtedly better, half.

    "Muntjac" sez I.

    "Oh. Where did the name 'Muntjac' come from then?" she asks.

    "Errrr, dunno"

    "Sounds French to me....."

    So - where does the name Muntjac originate? What does it mean (if anything)?

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    The genus was named by Constantine Samuel Rafinesque-Schmaltzhe was born to a French father and German Mother and was brought up in France.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constan...uel_Rafinesque

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    The genus was named by Constantine Samuel Rafinesque-Schmaltzhe was born to a French father and German Mother and was brought up in France.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constan...uel_Rafinesque
    You mean she may be right?????? Damn and blast!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    The genus was named by Constantine Samuel Rafinesque-Schmaltzhe was born to a French father and German Mother and was brought up in France.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constan...uel_Rafinesque
    Then why is it known as Russells Muntjac ?

    edit :- Ah! I've just realised it's easier to spell than those all those foreign names LOL
    Last edited by callie; 08-02-2011 at 22:03.

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    I always thought it was Reeves Muntjac.......wanders off you reread his dsc stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by callie View Post
    Then why is it known as Russells Muntjac ?
    Cos Russel shot it.....

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    was it russel reeves?
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    John reeves brought them back from china at the same time as sir george staunton brought back plants from there, strange though there are no muntjac on the staunton estate, mainly as it was one of the largest social housing estates in europe.

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    Maybe they get their names from their mum and dad - Mr+Mrs Muntjac?

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