CHEVROTAIN, a name taken from the French to designate the various representatives of the mammalian ungulate family Tragulidae.
Kanchil and napu African Water Chevrotain (Dorcatherium aquaticum).
Junker, by whom it was mistaken for a large water-chevrotain or zebra-antelope, states that to the natives of the Nepo district the okapi is known as the makape.
Other species include the hog deer (C. porcinus), the barking deer or muntjac (Cervulus muntjac), and the chevrotain or mouse deer (Tragulus meminna).
A chevrotain is found in Balabac. The house rat, introduced by man, is a common nuisance, and mice occasionally seriously damage sugar-cane and rice.