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Weyns's duiker

Weyns duiker
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Cephalophus
Species: C. weynsi
Binomial name
Cephalophus weynsi
Thomas, 1901

Weyns's duiker (Cephalophus weynsi) is a tiny antelope found in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, and western Kenya. It is sometimes spelled "Weyn's", "Weyns", or "Weyns'" duiker.

Weyns's duikers average about 33 lb (15 kg) in weight when full grown, with a shoulder height of about 17 in (43 cm). They have plain rufous coats.

This duiker makes it home in lowlands and montane rainforests.

References

  • IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group (2008). Cephalophus weynsi. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 11 May 2008.
  • Wild-about-you.com


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