Petersducker Cephalophus callipygus (Peters, 1876)


English: Peters‘ Duiker; French: Céphalophe de Peters; Kikuyu: ng’unu; Kiswahili: Funo; Maasai: erong’o; Nandi: Minde, Euelembarrno; Ndorobo: Esea.

Former distribution: As now.
Present distribution: Cameroon to Gabon east through Central African Republic and Zaire, Kenya and south-west Somalia.
Behaviour: Preferred habitat: all forest biotopes in lowlands and mountains up to 3000 m. For all other data, see Rotflankenducker
Population status: Stable.
Brief notes:
Body weight: 18-24 kg
Head and body length: 90-115 cm
Tail length: 12-16 cm
Shoulder height: 50-60 cm
Gestation period: 7 1/2-8 months
Maximum age: No records
Trophy: Record SCI: 14 7/8 score, 1983 Gabon, PAUL W. ASPER. RW’s: 5 1/4″, Cameroon, Powell-Cotton Museum; average 3″.
Hunting methods: With beaters and dogs, nets, from a hide.
Remarks: Female Peters‘ Duikers also carry horns; 9 subspecies are recorded. Several authors state that C. callipygus is a subspecies of C. natalensis; the
Subspecies are therefore omitted here.