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Cephalophus natalensis

Cephalophus natalensis (*)

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 natalensis


Cephalophus natalensis A. Smith, 1834


* Cephalophus natalensis 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 natalensis A. Smith, 1834 (Least Concern)

Vernacular names
English: Red Forest Duiker, Natal Duiker
Polski: Dujker czerwony

The Red Forest Duiker, Natal Duiker, or Natal Red Duiker (Cephalophus natalensis), is a small antelope found in central to southern Africa. It is found in forests and shrublands in Malawi, Mozambique, and southern Tanzania.

Red Forest Duikers are roughly 40 centimetres tall at the shoulder and weigh 15 kilogrammes on average. They have a chestnut coat, with dark patches on the face and back of the neck.

Red Forest Duikers are on the IUCN red list of threatened species.

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