Red-flanked Duiker


Red-flanked Duiker
Red-flanked Duiker
Red-flanked Duiker, Cephalophus rufilatus
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Cephalophus
Species: C. rufilatus
Binomial name
Cephalophus rufilatus
Gray, 1846

The Red-flanked Duiker (Cephalophus rufilatus), is a tiny antelope found in western and central Africa.

Red-flanked Duikers grow to almost 15 inches (35 centimetres) in height and weigh up to 31 pounds (12 kilograms). They have a russet coat, with black legs and back and a white underbelly.

The duiker feeds on leaves, fallen fruits, seeds, flowers, and sometimes small birds or other small animals. They have a lifespan of 10-15 years in captivity.

The wild population is estimated at 170,000 individuals.

References

  1. ^ IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group (2008). Cephalophus rufilatus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 16 January 2009.