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Cephalophus callipygus

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Cephalophus callipygus

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Superordo: Cetartiodactyla
Ordo: Artiodactyla
Subordo: Ruminantia
Familia: Bovidae
Subfamilia: Cephalophinae
Genus: Cephalophus
Species: Cephalophus callipygus


Cephalophus callipygus Peters, 1876


* Cephalophus callipygus on Mammal Species of the World.
Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder
* IUCN link: Cephalophus callipygus Peters, 1876 (Near Threatened)

Vernacular names
English: Peter's Duiker

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

Peter's Duikers weigh about 40 pounds (18 kilograms) on average, and are about 20 inches (50 centimeters) at the shoulder. They have a grey-brown coat.

Peter's Duikers live in dense undergrowth in mountain rainforests.

The total population is estimated at 380,000 individuals, with a declining trend.


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

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