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SPECIES Cephalophus silvicultor

Author:Afzelius, 1815.
Citation:Nova Acta Reg. Soc. Sci. Upsala, 7: 265, pl. 8, fig. l.
Common Name:Yellow-backed Duiker
Type Locality:"Habitat in montibus Sierrae Leone & regionibus susuensium fluvios Pongas & Quia adjacentibus frequens"; since restricted to Sierra Leone, vicinity of Freetown (Grubb et al., 1998).
Distribution:Dense vegetation in N Angola, Benin, S Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, S Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Dem. Rep. Congo, Equatorial Guinea (Mbini), Gabon, Gambia (former occurrence doubtful), Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bisssau, W Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda (extinct?), S Senegal , Sierra Leone, SW Sudan, Togo, W Uganda, and Zambia.
Status:CITES – Appendix II; IUCN – Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Reviewed by Lumpkin and Kranz (1984, Mammalian Species, 225, as Cephalophus sylvicultor, an incorrect subsequent spelling).


SUBSPECIES silvicultor

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