Walter's duiker

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Walter's duiker
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Cephalophinae
Genus: Philantomba
Species: P. walteri
Binomial name
Philantomba walteri
Colyn et al., 2010[1]

Walter's duiker (Philantomba walteri) is a species of duiker found in Togo, Benin and Nigeria. It measures under 40 cm (16 in) tall at the shoulder, and weighs between 4 and 6 kg (8.8 and 13.2 lb). It was described in 2010 following comparison of specimens in museum collections with those from bushmeat markets. Its name commemorates Professor Walter Verheyen, who was the first to obtain a specimen of this species of duiker from Togo in 1968.


  1. ^ Colyn, Marc; Hulselmans, Jan; Sonet, Gontran; Oude, Pascal; de Winter, Jan; Natta, Armand; Nagy, Zoltán Tamás; Verheyen, Erik K. (2010). "Discovery of a new duiker species (Bovidae: Cephalophinae) from the Dahomey Gap, West Africa" (PDF). Zootaxa 2637: 1–30. 

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