Yellow-backed Duiker

Yellow-backed Duiker
Yellow-backed Duiker
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Cephalophus
Species: C. silvicultor
Binomial name
Cephalophus silvicultor
(Afzelius, 1815)

The Yellow-backed Duiker (Cephalophus silvicultor), is an antelope found in central and western Africa. They have the widest range of any duiker in the genus Cephalophus.

Yellow-backed Duikers grow 3.8-4.8 feet in length and 30 inches (80 centimetres) high at the shoulder. They weigh around 130 pounds (80 kilogrammes). Their coat is dark brown to black, with a yellow stripe above their hindquarters. They live in dense and open rainforest, where they eat seeds, fruits, grasses, fungi, and foliage.


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