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SPECIES Philantomba monticola

Author:Thunberg, 1789.
Citation:Resa uti Europa Africa, Asia..., 2: 66.
Common Name:Blue Duiker
Type Locality:South Africa, "Lange Kloof"; since identified as borders of Western and Eastern Cape, Uniondale and Humansdorp Dist., Langkloof, 3348'S, 23 to 24 30'E; see Grubb (1999:21).
Distribution:Forested habitats in N Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Dem. Rep. Congo, Equatorial Guinea (Bioko, Mbini), Gabon, W and E Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria east of Cross River, Republic of Congo, South Africa (East Cape Prov., KwaZulu-Natal), S Sudan, Tanzania including Pemba and Zanzibar Isls, Uganda, Zambia, E Zimbabwe. Former or present occurrence in Swaziland uncertain. No record from Lesotho (Lynch, 1994).
Status:CITES Appendix II as Cephalophus monticola; IUCN Lower Risk (lc) as Cepalophus monticola.
Comments:May include maxwellii; see Haltenorth and Diller (1977:43). Can be partitioned between grey-legged melanorheus division (includes also aequatorialis, congicus, lugens, musculoides, and sundevalli) and red-legged nominate monticola division (includes also anchietae, bicolor, defriesi, hecki, and simpsoni). Cotterill (2003b) recognised pembae and melanorheus as evolutionary species.
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SUBSPECIES monticola

SUBSPECIES aequatorialis

SUBSPECIES anchietae

SUBSPECIES bicolor

SUBSPECIES congicus

SUBSPECIES defriesi

SUBSPECIES hecki

SUBSPECIES lugens

SUBSPECIES melanorheus

SUBSPECIES musculoides

SUBSPECIES simpsoni

SUBSPECIES sundevalli

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