Ogilby's duiker

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Ogilby's duiker
The book of antelopes (1894) Cephalophus ogilbyi.png
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Cephalophus
Species: C. ogilbyi
Binomial name
Cephalophus ogilbyi
(Waterhouse, 1838)

The Ogilby's duiker (Cephalophus ogilbyi) is a small antelope found in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, southeastern Nigeria, Bioko Island and possibly Gabon. No subspecies are recognized.

The two former subspecies, the white-legged duiker Cephalophus crusalbum and the Brooke's duiker Cephalophus brookei, are considered as distinct species since 2011.[2]

Ogilby's duikers weigh up to 20 kg (44 lb) and have a shoulder height of up to 56 cm (22 in). They vary in color from chestnut to mahogany to deep brown, and have massive hindquarters typical of duikers.

Ogilby's duikers live mainly in high-altitude rainforests, where they feed mainly on fallen fruit.

The total population is estimated at 12,000 individuals.

References

  1. ^ IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group (2008). "Cephalophus ogilbyi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 29 March 2009.  Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.
  2. ^ Colin Peter Groves & Peter Grubb: Ungulate Taxonomy, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011. ISBN 978-142-140-093-8

External links

  • ultimateungulate.com


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