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Silver Dik-dik
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Madoqua
Species: M. piacentinii
Binomial name
Madoqua piacentinii
Drake-Brockman, 1911

The Silver Dik-dik (Madoqua piacentinii) is a small antelope found in the Horn of Africa region, mostly coastal Somalia. It grows up to 50 cm in length and weighs up to 3 kg when fully grown. It has a head which is partly silvery-gray and partly a brownish-red, a tail that is 3–4 cm long, and some tan on the legs and ears. The population is thought to be decreasing.

References

  1. ^ IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group (2008). Madoqua piacentinii. 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 data deficient.
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