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Maxwell's duiker

Maxwell's duiker[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Cephalophinae
Genus: Philantomba
Species: P. maxwellii
Binomial name
Philantomba maxwellii
H. Smith, 1871

Maxwell's duiker (Philantomba maxwellii), is a small antelope found in western Africa.

They grow to 30 in (76 cm) in length with a typical shoulder height of 14.5 to 16 in (37 to 41 cm) and weigh around 11 lb (5.0 kg). Its coat is either grey-brown or grey, with a white underbelly and white markings on its face. However, pale bluish, nearly purple coats have occurred rarely.

Maxwell's duikers live in lowland rainforests, where they eat herbs, fruits, and shrubs.

References

  1. ^ Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M., eds. (2005). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 715.  
  2. ^ IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group (2008). Cephalophus maxwellii. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 29 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.

External links

  • ultimateungulate.com
  • Africa Animal Database
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