Ruwenzori duiker

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Ruwenzori Duiker
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Cephalophus
Species: C. rubidus
Binomial name
Cephalophus rubidus
Thomas, 1901

The Ruwenzori duiker or Ruwenzori red duiker (Cephalophus rubidus) is a stocky but small antelope found only in the Ruwenzori Mountains between Uganda and, probably, the Democratic Republic of Congo. They may be a subspecies of the black-fronted duiker or the red-flanked duiker.

The Ruwenzori duiker weighs about 15 kg (33 lb) and has a shoulder height of about 45 cm (18 in). They have rufous coats, lighter on their underbellies and darker on their backs. Their short, prong-like horns are about 8 cm long.

They are found in subalpine zones above 3,000 meters, where they eat herbs. They are diurnal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group (2008). Cephalophus nigrifrons rubidus. 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 endangered

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