Cephalophus dorsalis castaneus
English : Western bay duiker
French : Céphalophe à bande dorsale
Class : Mammalia
Order : Cetartiodactyla
Family : Bovidae
Notes : 1 other subspecies known.
Body length of 85 cm, shoulder-height of 50 cm, weight of 23.4 kg. Heavily-built species with small pointy horns. Face is mostly black and dark brown. Legs are black. Rest of fur is dark rufous-brown with a black band on back. This subspecies is slightly brighter chestnut-brown.
Range and habitat
Subspecies found from south Cameroon to north Angola, east to Central African Republic. The species also occurs in Western Africa, from Guinea Bissau to Togo. An isolated population occurs in eastern Nigeria and western Cameroon. Forest specialist, found in lowland primary forests, rarely secondary forest.
IUCN RED LIST : NEAR THREATENED
CITES : Appendix II
Status : This species remains fairly common in the wild so far, and has a large range. Some populations are already declining because of deforestation.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known