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Cephalophus ogilbyi

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 ogilbyi
Subspecies: C. o. crusalbum - C. o. ogilbyi

Name

Cephalophus ogilbyi (Waterhouse, 1838)

References

* Cephalophus ogilbyi 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 ogilbyi (Waterhouse, 1838) (Near Threatened)

Vernacular names
Internationalization
English: Ogilby's Duiker
Polski: Dujker Ogilby'ego


Ogilby's Duiker (Cephalophus ogilbyi), is a small antelope found in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, southeastern Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea's Bioko Island, and, possibly, Gabon. Two subspecies are recognized:

* Ogilby's duiker Cephalophus ogilbyi ogilbyi
* White-legged Duiker Cephalophus ogilbyi crusalbum

The third subspecies, Cephalophus ogilbyi brookei, is now considered to be a distinct species, Brooke's Duiker.

Ogilby's Duikers weigh up to 20 kilograms and have a shoulder height of up to 56 centimeters. They vary in color from chestnut to mahogany to a deep brown, and have massive hindquarters typical of duikers.

Ogilby's Duikers live mainly in high altitude rainforest where they feed mainly on fallen fruit.

The total population is estimated at 30,000 individuals, with 12,000 C. o. ogilbyi and 18,000 C. o. crusalbum.

References

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