Yellow-backed Duiker

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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) lives in the dense tropical forests of central Africa. Duikers can grow up to 3 feet in height and weigh up to 175 lbs. They live 10 to 15 years in captivity. A typical yellow-backed duiker's diet consists of bark, shoots, buds, seeds, fruits, fungi, herbs and some small animals.

References[change | change source]

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