Schwarzducker Cephalophus niger (Gray, 1846)


English: Black Duiker; French: Céphalophe Noir; Ful: paseneyel-‚baleyel; Wolof: Baroom, Badoom.

Former distribution: As now.
Present distribution: From Senegal east to Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria.
Behaviour: See Rotflankenducker
Population status: Stable.
Brief notes:
Body weight: 15-20 kg
Head and body length: 80-90 cm
Tail length: 12-14 cm
Shoulder height: 45-50 cm
Gestation period: 7 1/2-8 months
Maximum age: No records
Trophy: Record SCI: 15 4/8 score, 1980 Liberia, SAMIR KAZOUH. 6 7/8″, Ghana, H.A. LOVERING; average 2 1/2″.
Hunting methods: With beaters, dogs, nets and from a hide.
Remarks: All authors – HALTENORTH, DILLER (1977), MACDONALD (1984), DORST, DANDELOH (1977) – describe its distribution from Sierra Leone to Nigeria. Here we also include Senegal, due to the fact that both native languages Wolof and Ful use a special name for this duiker. Very little known about population status and distribution; more information required.