Batesböckchen Neotragus batesi (DeWinton, 1903)


English: Pygmy Antelope; French: Antilope de Bates; Bila: Ambilû; Duala: Jedu, Iseru; Ewondo-Beti: Odzoé.

Former distribution: As now.
Present distribution: Southern Nigeria, Cameroon, northern Congo, Gabon, northern Zaire; western Uganda.
Behaviour: See Kleinstböckchen
Population status: No records.
Brief notes:
Body weight: 4-5 kg
Head and body length: 50-60 cm
Tail length: 5-8 cm
Shoulder height: 25-35 cm
Gestation period: 6 months
Maximum age: 6 years in captivity
Trophy: Record RW’s: 1 3/4″, 1930 Uganda, R.H. &; F.J. FOSTER; average 1″.
Hunting methods: With beaters, dogs and nets.
Subspecies: 2
1. Cameroon Pygmy Antelope Neotragus b. batesi
Nigeria, Cameroon and Congo. Stable.
2. Zaire Pygmy Antelope Neotragus b. harrisoni
Northern and eastern Zaire. Stable.
Remarks: Pygmy Antelopes are also very little known, more information required on behaviour and population status. No drawing available.