White-bellied Duiker


White-bellied Duiker
White-bellied Duiker
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Cephalophinae
Genus: Cephalophus
Species: C. leucogaster
Binomial name
Cephalophus leucogaster

The White-bellied Duiker (Cephalophus leucogaster) is a duiker found in central Africa. Little is known on the ecology of the species, and only some information on habitat and diet is available.

Dukiers are a fairly small species of antelope that originate from, and still reside in, Saharan Africa.

The white-bellied duiker ranges in Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon (Wilson & Reeder, 1993), while it is likely to be exterminated in Uganda (East, 1996). Its distribution map was first obtained from Haltenorth & Diller (1980); the southern range limit was corrected to match the Congo River, while boundaries for Cameroon, Congo and former Zaire were refined using country maps in East (1990), as indicated by Dr. R. East (23 June '97).

Primary or secondary forest are contradictorily indicated as preferred habitat. Also cited for gallery forest (East, 1990; Heymans & Lejoly, 1981; Stuart & Stuart, 1997; Haltenorth & Diller, 1980).

References

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

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