Maxwell's Duiker

Maxwell's Duiker
Maxwell's Duiker[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Cephalophinae
Genus: Philantomba
Species: P. maxwellii
Binomial name
Philantomba maxwellii
H. Smith, 1871

Maxwell's Duiker (Philantomba maxwellii), is a small antelope found in western Africa.

They grow to 30 inches in length with a typical shoulder height of 14.5–16 inches (35 centimetres) and weigh around 11 pounds (5 kilogrammes). Its coat is either grey-brown or grey, with a white underbelly and white markings on its face. However, there have been some rare occurrences of pale bluish, nearly purple coats.

Maxwell's Duikers live in lowland rainforest, where they eat herbs, fruits and shrubs.


  1. ^ Wilson, Don E.; Reeder, DeeAnn M., eds (2005). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols. (2142 pp.). pp. 715. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group (2008). Cephalophus maxwellii. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 29 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.

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