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Cephalophus zebra

Cephalophus zebra (*)

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 zebra

Name

Cephalophus zebra Gray, 1838

Vernacular names
Internationalization
English: Zebra Duiker
Polski: Dujker zebrowaty


References

* Cephalophus zebra 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 zebra Gray, 1838 (Vulnerable)

The Zebra Duiker (Cephalophus zebra) is a small antelope found in Ivory Coast, and Liberia.

Zebra Duikers have gold or red-brown coats with distinctive zebra-like stripes, dark markings on their upper legs and russet faces. They grow to 90 centimetres in length, 45 centimetres in height and weigh up to 20 kilogrammes. Their prong-like horns are 4.5 centimetres long in males and only 2.25 centimetres long in females.

Zebra Duikers live in Primary Rainforest where they eat leaves and fruit. They are considered Vulnerable by the IUCN. The wild population is estimated at 28,000 individuals.

References

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

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