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Ogilby's Duiker
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Cephalophinae
Genus: Cephalophus
Species: C. ogilbyi
Binomial name
Cephalophus ogilbyi
Waterhouse, 1838

Ogilby's Duiker (Cephalophus ogilbyi), is a small antelope found in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, southeastern Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea's Bioko Island, and, possibly, Gabon. Two subspecies are recognized:

  • Ogilby's duiker Cephalophus ogilbyi ogilbyi
  • White-legged Duiker Cephalophus ogilbyi crusalbum

The third subspecies, Cephalophus ogilbyi brookei, is now considered to be a distinct species, Brooke's Duiker.

Ogilby's Duikers weigh up to 20 kilograms and have a shoulder height of up to 56 centimeters. They vary in color from chestnut to mahogany to a deep brown, and have massive hindquarters typical of duikers.

Ogilby's Duikers live mainly in high altitude rainforest where they feed mainly on fallen fruit.

The total population is estimated at 30,000 individuals, with 12,000 C. o. ogilbyi and 18,000 C. o. crusalbum.

References

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

External links

  • ultimateungulate.com - [1]
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