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Cephalophus silvicultor

Cephalophus silvicultor, Photo: Michael Lahanas

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 silvicultor
Subspecies: C. s. curticeps - C. s. longiceps - C. s. ruficrista - C. s. silvicultor

Cephalophus silvicultor, Photo: Michael Lahanas


Cephalophus silvicultor (Afzelius, 1815)


* Cephalophus silvicultor 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 silvicultor (Afzelius, 1815) (Near Threatened)

Vernacular names
English: Yellow-backed Duiker
Polski: Dujker żółtopręgi

The Yellow-backed Duiker (Cephalophus silvicultor), is an antelope found in central and western Africa. They have the widest range of any duiker in the genus Cephalophus.

Yellow-backed Duikers grow 3.8-4.8 feet in length and 30 inches (80 centimetres) high at the shoulder. They weigh around 130 pounds (80 kilogrammes). Their coat is dark brown to black, with a yellow stripe above their hindquarters. They live in dense and open rainforest, where they eat seeds, fruits, grasses, fungi, and foliage.

1. ^ IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group (2008). Cephalophus silvicultor. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 16 January 2009.

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