Peters's duiker

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Peters's duiker
Peters Duiker (Cephalophus callipygus) from behind, Campo Maan National Park.jpg
Photographed in Campo Ma'an National Park
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Cephalophus
Species: C. callipygus
Binomial name
Cephalophus callipygus
Peters, 1876

Peters's duiker (Cephalophus callipygus) is a small antelope found in Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, southern Cameroon and northern Republic of Congo.

Peters's duikers weigh about 40 lb (18 kg) on average, and are about 20 in (50 cm) at the shoulder. They have grey-brown coats. Peters's duikers live in dense undergrowth in mountain rainforests. The total population is estimated at 380,000 individuals, with a declining trend.

References[edit]

  1. ^ IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group (2008). Cephalophus callipygus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 29 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.

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