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SPECIES Cephalophus nigrifrons

Author:Gray, 1871.
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1871: 598.
Common Name:Black-fronted Duiker
Type Locality:"Gaboon" (Gabon).
Distribution:Rainforest zone in N Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Dem. Rep. Congo, Equatorial Guinea (Mbini), Gabon, S Nigeria, and Republic of Congo; upland forest in Albertine Rift including Ruwenzori Mtns (Burundi, Dem. Rep. Congo, Rwanda, Uganda), Mt. Elgon (Uganda-Kenya border), Aberdare Range (Kenya), and Mt. Kenya (Kenya).
Status:IUCN Endangered as C. n. rubidus, otherwise Lower Risk (nt) as C. nigrifrons.
Comments:Treated as at least four evolutionary species (C. nigrifrons, C. fosteri, C. hooki, and C. rubidus) by Cotterill (2003b). Cephalophus rubidus also regarded as a species separate from C. nigrifrons by Kingdon (1982:292) and Jansen van Vuuren and Robinson (2001), but status revised by Grubb and Groves (2002 and in prep.).
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SUBSPECIES nigrifrons

SUBSPECIES fosteri

SUBSPECIES hooki

SUBSPECIES hypoxanthus

SUBSPECIES kivuensis

SUBSPECIES rubidus

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