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Philantomba maxwellii (Maxwell's duiker)

Synonyms: Cephalophus maxwellii

Wikipedia Abstract

Maxwell's duiker (Philantomba maxwellii) is a small antelope found in western Africa.
View Wikipedia Record: Philantomba maxwellii



Adult Weight [1]  15.43 lbs (7.00 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  1.83 lbs (832 g)
Female Maturity [1]  2 years
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Vertebrates), Frugivore, Herbivore
Diet - Endothermic [2]  10 %
Diet - Fruit [2]  30 %
Diet - Plants [2]  60 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  4 months
Litter Size [1]  1
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  18 years
Nocturnal [2]  Yes
Weaning [1]  61 days

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bia National Park II 76804 Ghana    
Foret Classee de la Mare Aux Hippopotames Bird Reserve IV 37906 Burkina Faso  
Parc National de la Comoe National Park II 2902593 Côte d'Ivoire  
Parc National de Tai National Park II 1085310 Côte d'Ivoire  
Parc National du Niokolo-Koba National Park II 2046878 Senegal  
Reserve de la Biosphere des Monts Nimba Biosphere Reserve 358797 Guinea  

Prey / Diet

Antiaris toxicaria[3]
Baphia nitida (camwood)[4]
Griffonia simplicifolia[4]
Musanga cecropioides (Musanga cecropioides)[4]
Pycnanthus angolensis subsp. angolensis[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Afropavo congensis (Congo Peafowl)1
Bycanistes cylindricus (Brown-cheeked Hornbill)2
Bycanistes fistulator (Piping Hornbill)2
Ceratogymna atrata (Black-casqued Wattled Hornbill)2
Colobus polykomos (king colobus)1
Mandrillus leucophaeus (drill)1


Stephanoaetus coronatus (Crowned Eagle)[4]


Parasitized by 
Avitellina centripunctata[4]
Linognathus breviceps[3]
Trichuris ovis[4]





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
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jorrit 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.
4Cephalophus maxwellii, Katherine Ralls, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 31, pp. 1-4 (1973)
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