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Cephalophus leucogaster

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 leucogaster


Cephalophus leucogaster Gray, 1873


* Cephalophus leucogaster 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 leucogaster Gray, 1873 (Near Threatened)

Vernacular names
English: White-bellied Duiker

The White-bellied Duiker (Cephalophus leucogaster) is a duiker found in central Africa. Little is known on the ecology of the species, and only some information on habitat and diet is available.

Dukiers are a fairly small species of antelope that originate from, and still reside in, Saharan Africa.

The white-bellied duiker ranges in Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon (Wilson & Reeder, 1993), while it is likely to be exterminated in Uganda (East, 1996). Its distribution map was first obtained from Haltenorth & Diller (1980); the southern range limit was corrected to match the Congo River, while boundaries for Cameroon, Congo and former Zaire were refined using country maps in East (1990), as indicated by Dr. R. East (23 June '97).

Primary or secondary forest are contradictorily indicated as preferred habitat. Also cited for gallery forest (East, 1990; Heymans & Lejoly, 1981; Stuart & Stuart, 1997; Haltenorth & Diller, 1980).

1. ^ IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group (2008). Cephalophus leucogaster. 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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