Günther's dik-dik

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Günther's dik-dik
Guenther's Dik-Dik.jpg
Günther's dik-dik with a superb starling in the background
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Madoqua
Species: M. guentheri
Binomial name
Madoqua guentheri
Thomas, 1894
Subspecies
  • M. g. guentheri
  • M. g. smithi

Günther's dik-dik (Madoqua guentheri) is a small antelope found in East Africa. It weighs up to 3–5 kg (6.6 to 11 lb) when full grown. It has a yellowish-gray to reddish-brown coat. It has a short tail (3–5 cm) and horn (9.8 cm). It is found in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, and Uganda.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group (2008). Madoqua guentheri. 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.
  2. ^ Madoqua guentheri, MSW3