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Cephalophus rufilatus

Cephalophus rufilatus (*)

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 rufilatus


Cephalophus rufilatus Gray, 1846


* Cephalophus rufilatus 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 rufilatus Gray, 1846 (Near Threatened)

Vernacular names
English: Red-flanked Duiker
Polski: Dujker siwopręgi

The Red-flanked Duiker (Cephalophus rufilatus), is a tiny antelope found in western and central Africa.

Red-flanked Duikers grow to almost 15 inches (35 centimetres) in height and weigh up to 31 pounds (12 kilograms). They have a russet coat, with black legs and back and a white underbelly.

The duiker feeds on leaves, fallen fruits, seeds, flowers, and sometimes small birds or other small animals. They have a lifespan of 10-15 years in captivity.

The wild population is estimated at 170,000 individuals.

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


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