Cephalophus is a mammal genus which contains at least fifteen species of duiker, a type of small antelope.[1]

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Cephalophus silvicultor
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Cephalophinae
Genus: Cephalophus
Smith, 1827
Type species
Antilope silvicultrix
Afzelius, 1815


Following Groves (2005), the species within Cephalophus include:[1]


  1. ^ a b Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. (2005). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.