Table 1 Information of sample collected
Samples and sourcesSample numberMusk deer captive farm locationMusk deer’s origin
Ear tissue samples from forest musk deer59Tp farm: southernmost area of ShaanxiTa-pa Mountains
192Ql farm: southwest of Shaanxi and north of the Qinling MountainsQinling Mountains
23WS farm: north of Sichuan provinceWestern Sichuan Plateau
Alpine musk deer6Tp farmFarm location are same as aboveXinglong Mountains
6Ql farm
16WS farm