Cephalophus nigrifrons ssp. rubidus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetartiodactyla Bovidae

Scientific Name: Cephalophus nigrifrons ssp. rubidus
Species Authority: Thomas, 1901
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Rwenzori Red Duiker, Ruwenzori Black-fronted Duiker
Taxonomic Notes: Traditionally treated as a subspecies of the Black-fronted Duiker C. nigrifrons (Ansell 1972, Grubb and Groves 2001, Grubb 2005). However, because this species occurs on the same Ruwenzori mountain range as another race of the Black-fronted Duiker (C. n. kivuensis), yet differs from it in features that suggest other affinities, Kingdon (1982, 1997, in press) regarded this as a distinct species of high-altitude red duiker (and see Jansen van Vuuren and Robinson 2001).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii); C2a(ii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Mallon, D.P. (Antelope Red List Authority) & Hoffmann, M. (Global Mammal Assessment)
Listed as Endangered since the subspecies is confined entirely to the Rwenzori Mountains, where it receives some protection in the Rwenzori Mountains National Park. Numbers are probably in the order of a few thousand individuals. The survival of the Rwenzori Red Duiker will depend on effective protection in Rwenzori Mountains National Park. This subspecies may have benefited from recent attempts to improve the protection and management of this park.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Endangered (EN)
1994 Endangered (E)
1990 Endangered (E)

Geographic Range [top]

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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group. 2008. Cephalophus nigrifrons ssp. rubidus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T4147A10477671. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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