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Cephalophus weynsi

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 weynsi
Subspecies: C. w. johnstoni - C. w. lestradei - C. w. weynsi


Cephalophus weynsi Thomas, 1901


* Cephalophus weynsi 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 weynsi Thomas, 1901 (Near Threatened)

Vernacular names
English: Weyns's Duiker

Weyns Duiker (Cephalophus weynsi), is a tiny antelope found in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, and western Kenya. It is sometimes spelled "Weyn's", or as "Weyns' Duiker".

Weyns Duikers average about 33 pounds (15 kilogrammes) in weight when full grown, with a shoulder height of about 17 inches (43 centimetres). They have a plain rufous coat.

The duiker makes it home in lowlands and montane rainforests.


* IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group (2008). Cephalophus weynsi. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 11 May 2008.
* Wild-about-you.com

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