Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Philantomba
Family: Bovidae (Mammalia)
Taxon : Mammal
Group : Animal

SPECIES
monticola
NOTES

The smallest antelope in our region, standing 30 cm at the shoulder and weighing 4 kg. The hind quarters look higher than the front. It has slim legs, rounded ears, a short pointed muzzle and large eyes. Eats mainly fallen leaves, fruit and flowers.


AUTHORITY
Thunberg, 1789
Sub Author
Conservation
Red Data Listed: Rare
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A grey-brown coat with a bluish sheen
Colour: Grey
Common Name
Blue duiker
Blouduiker
Duiker
Red data listed
Habitat
NOTES: This species is confined to the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Cephalophus monticola



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