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Neotragus moschatus (suni)

Wikipedia Abstract

Suni (Neotragus moschatus) is a very small species of antelope. It occurs in south-east Africa in dense underbrush. Suni are around 12–17 inches (30–43 cm) high at the shoulder and weigh 10–12 pounds (4.5–5.4 kg). They are usually reddish brown, darker on their back than their sides and legs. The belly, chin, throat and insides of legs are white. The nostrils are prominent red, and there are black rings around the eyes and above the hooves.
View Wikipedia Record: Neotragus moschatus

Infraspecies

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  14.33 lbs (6.50 kg)
Female Maturity [1]  6 months 3 days
Male Maturity [1]  6 months 3 days
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Gestation [1]  6 months
Litter Size [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  14 years
Nocturnal [2]  Yes

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
East African montane forests Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Eastern Arc forests Tanzania, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Eastern Miombo woodlands Tanzania, Mozambique Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Maputaland coastal forest mosaic Mozambique, Swaziland, South Africa Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southern Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets Tanzania, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic Mozambique, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Zambezian and Mopane woodlands South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Namibia, Malawi Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Zambezian coastal flooded savanna Mozambique Afrotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
East Usambara Biosphere Reserve 222395 Tanzania  
Kruger National Park II 4718115 Mpumalanga, South Africa
Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Reserve   Mpumalanga, South Africa  
Lake Manyara National Park II 78767 Tanzania  
Mahale Mountains National Park II 398414 Tanzania
Mount Kenya Biosphere Reserve II 146694 Kenya

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania No
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe No
Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland No

Prey / Diet

Afzelia quanzensis (Mahogany Bean)[3]
Albizia adianthifolia (West African albizzia)[3]
Andropogon eucomus[3]
Apodytes dimidiata (White Pear)[3]
Artabotrys brachypetalus[3]
Balanites maughamii (manduro)[3]
Boscia albitrunca (Shepherd's Tree)[3]
Bridelia micrantha (Coastal Golden-leaf)[3]
Capparis tomentosa (Woolly Caper Bush)[3]
Commiphora neglecta (Sweet-root Corkwood)[3]
Crinum stuhlmannii subsp. delagoense[3]
Cymbopogon caesius[3]
Dichrostachys cinerea (aroma)[3]
Digitaria longiflora (Indian crabgrass)[3]
Echinochloa pyramidalis (antelope grass)[3]
Euclea natalensis[3]
Euphorbia tirucalli (Indiantree spurge)[3]
Ficus sycomorus (sycamore fig)[3]
Garcinia livingstonei (Livingstone's garcinia)[3]
Ozoroa obovata (Broad-leaved Resin Tree)[3]
Salacia kraussii[3]
Sclerocarya birrea (marula)[3]
Scutia myrtina (Cat-thorn)[3]
Sesuvium portulacastrum (shoreline seapurslane)[3]
Setaria incrassata[3]
Shirakiopsis elliptica[3]
Strychnos innocua[3]
Themeda triandra (red grass)[3]
Vachellia davyi[3]
Vachellia karroo (karroothorn)[3]
Vachellia xanthophloea (fevertree)[3]
Volkameria glabra (Natal glorybower)[3]
Ziziphus mucronata (Buffalo Thorn)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aepyceros melampus (impala)1
Antidorcas marsupialis (springbok)2
Arizelocichla masukuensis (Shelley's Greenbul)1
Baeopogon indicator (Honeyguide Greenbul)1
Buccanodon duchaillui (Yellow-spotted Barbet)1
Bycanistes bucinator (Trumpeter Hornbill)1
Bycanistes subcylindricus (Grey-cheeked Hornbill)1
Cephalophus natalensis (Natal duiker)21
Cercopithecus ascanius (black-cheeked white-nosed monkey)1
Cercopithecus mitis (blue monkey)1
Cheirogaleus major (greater dwarf lemur)1
Cheirogaleus medius (fat-tailed dwarf lemur)1
Chlorocebus aethiops (vervet monkey)1
Chlorocichla laetissima (Joyful Greenbul)1
Cinnyricinclus leucogaster (Violet-backed Starling)1
Civettictis civetta (African Civet)1
Colobus guereza (Guereza)1
Connochaetes taurinus (blue wildebeest)2
Crithagra mozambica (Yellow-fronted Canary)1
Dendrohyrax arboreus (Southern Tree Hyrax)1
Epomophorus wahlbergi (Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat)1
Equus quagga (quagga)1
Equus quagga burchellii (Burchell's zebra)1
Equus zebra (mountain zebra)2
Eulemur fulvus (brown lemur)2
Eurillas latirostris (Yellow-whiskered Greenbul)1
Galago senegalensis (Senegal galago)1
Giraffa camelopardalis (giraffe)1
Gymnobucco bonapartei (Grey-throated Barbet)1
Heliosciurus rufobrachium (red-legged sun squirrel)1
Kobus ellipsiprymnus (waterbuck)1
Lemur catta (ring-tailed lemur)1
Loxodonta africana (African Bush Elephant)8
Lybius bidentatus (Double-toothed Barbet)1
Lybius torquatus (Black-collared Barbet)1
Microcebus rufus (brown mouse lemur)1
Musophaga rossae (Ross's Turaco)1
Notopholia corrusca (Black-bellied Starling)1
Oriolus brachyrynchus (Western Oriole)1
Otolemur crassicaudatus (greater galago)2
Ourebia ourebi (oribi)1
Papio hamadryas (hamadryas baboon)1
Phyllastrephus cabanisi (Cabanis's Greenbul)1
Phyllastrephus hypochloris (Toro Olive Greenbul)1
Ploceus bicolor (Dark-backed Weaver)1
Pogoniulus bilineatus (Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird)1
Propithecus verreauxi (Verreaux's sifaka)1
Pycnonotus barbatus (Common Bulbul)1
Quelea quelea (Red-billed Quelea)1
Redunca redunca (Bohar reedbuck)1
Rousettus aegyptiacus (Egyptian rousette)1
Stactolaema leucotis (White-eared Barbet)1
Stelgidillas gracilirostris (Slender-billed Greenbul)1
Stigmochelys pardalis (Leopard Tortoise)1
Sylvia atricapilla (Eurasian Blackcap)1
Sylvicapra grimmia (bush duiker)25
Syncerus caffer (African buffalo)2
Tauraco porphyreolophus (Purple-crested Turaco)1
Taurotragus oryx (eland)1
Trachylaemus purpuratus (yellow-billed barbet)1
Tragelaphus strepsiceros (greater kudu)3
Treron australis (Madagascar Green Pigeon)1
Treron calvus (African Green Pigeon)2
Turdoides sharpei (Black-lored Babbler)1
Turdus pelios (African Thrush)1
Turtur tympanistria (Tambourine Dove)1
Zosterops senegalensis (African Yellow White-eye)1

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Cooperia hungi <Unverified Name>[4]
Cooperia rotundispiculum <Unverified Name>[4]
Haemonchus vegliai <Unverified Name>[4]
Leptospira interrogans[5]
Linognathus nesotragi[6]
Megacooperia woodfordi <Unverified Name>[4]
Setaria cornuta <Unverified Name>[4]
Strongyloides papillosus[4]
Trichostrongylus anomalus <Unverified Name>[4]
Trichostrongylus deflexus[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Al Bustan Zoological Centerzuluensis
Marwell Zimbabwe Trust
Mitchell Park Zoo
Tygerberg Zoopark

Distribution

Africa;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 3Co-existence and niche segregation of three small bovid species in southern Mozambique, Herbert H.T. Prins, Willem F. de Boer, Herman van Oeveren, Augusto Correia, Jorge Mafuca and Han Olff, 2006 East African Wild Life Society, Afr. J. Ecol., 44, 186–198 4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London 5Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2. 6Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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