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Cephalophus nigrifrons ssp. rubidus

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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)
Justification:
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.
History:
1996 Endangered
1994 Endangered (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Endangered (IUCN 1990)

Geographic Range [top]

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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group 2008. Cephalophus nigrifrons ssp. rubidus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 November 2014.
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