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Cephalophus silvicultor
Yellow-backed duiker
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Literature Cited

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East, R. [compiler]. 1999. African Antelope Database 1998. IUCN/SSC Antelope Specialist Group, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Feer, F. 1995. Seed dispersal in African forest ruminants. Journal of Tropical Ecology 11(4): 683-689.

Grubb, P., and Groves, C.P. 2001. Revision and classification of the Cephalophinae. Pp. 703–728 in: Wilson, V.J. Duikers of Africa: Masters of the African forest floor. Zimbi Books, South Africa.

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IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group. 2016. Cephalophus silvicultor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T4150A50184147. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T4150A50184147.en. Downloaded on 16 June 2017.

Kingdon, J. 1997. The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals. Academic Press, London and New York.

Kranz, K.R., and Lumpkin, S. 1982. Notes on the yellow-backed duiker Cephalophus sylvicultor in captivity with comments on its natural history. International Zoo Yearbook 22: 232-240.

Lydekker, R. 1914. Catalogue of the Ungulate Mammals in the British Museum (Natural History). Johnson Reprint Corporation, New York.

Nakashima, Y., Inoue, E., and Akomo-Okoue, E.-F. 2013. Population density and habitat preferences of forest duikers in Moukalaba-Doudou National Park, Gabon. African Zoology 48(2): 395-399.

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Wilson, V.J. 2001. Duikers of Africa: Masters of the African forest floor. Zimbi Books, South Africa.

Additional Resources

Ansell, W.F.H. 1950. The yellow-backed duiker - elusive and secretive. African Wildlife 4: 151-153.

Ansell, W.F.H. 1973. Development of the dorsal marking in the yellow-backed duiker. Puku 7: 192-193.

*Barnes, R., Greene, K., Holland, J., and Lamm, M. 2002. Management and husbandry of duikers at the Los Angeles Zoo. Zoo Biology 21(2): 107-121.

*Croes, B.M., Laurance, W.F., Lahm, S.A., Tchignoumba, L., Alonso, A., Lee, M.E., Campbell, P., and Buij, R. 2007. The influence of hunting on antipredator behavior in central African monkeys and duikers. Biotropica 39(2): 257-263

Dekeyser, P.L., and Villiers, A. 1955. Cephalophe a dos jaune et cephalophe de Jentink. Notes Africaine 66:54-57.

*Dubost, G. 1979. The size of African forest artiodactyls as determined by the vegetation structure. African Journal of Ecology 17(1): 1-18.

East, R. [editor]. 1988. Antelope Global Survey and Regional Action plans, Part I: East and North East Africa. IUCN/SSC Antelope Specialist Group.

East, R. [editor]. 1989. Antelopes Global Survey and Regional Action Plans. Part 2: Southern and South-central Africa. IUCN/SSC Antelope Specialist Group.

East, R. [editor]. 1990. Antelopes Global Survey and Regional Action Plans. Part 3: West and Central Africa. IUCN/SSC Antelope Specialist Group.

East, R. [editor]. 1996. Antelope survey update. IUCN/SSC Antelope Specialist Group: n° 2.

Feiler, A. 1990. Distribution of mammals in Angola and notes on biogeography. Pp. 221-236 in Peters, G., and Hutter, R. Vertebrates in the Tropics. Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn.

*Gautier-Hion, A., Emmons, L.H., and Dubost, G. 1980. A comparison of the diets of three major groups of primary consumers of Gabon (primates, squirrels and ruminants). Oecologia (Berlin) 45: 182-189.

*Heymans, J.C. 1975. Contribution a la determination des Cephalophines (Bovides) de la Region du Haut-Zaire. Naturalistes Belges 56(9): 329-336.

*Heymans, J., and Lejoly, J. 1981. Sur la répartition des Cephalophinae en foret ombrophile. Revue de Zoologie Africaine 95: 1-10.

Ionides, C.J.P. 1946. Coryndon Museum expedition to the Mau Forest. II Notes on the yellow-backed duiker. Journal of the East African Natural History Society 12: 92.

Jentink, F.A. 1901. On Cephalophus silvivultor Afzelius. Notes of the Leyden Museum 22: 179-187.

Kuhn, H.J. 1968. Der Jentink-Ducker. Natur und Museum 98(1):17-23.

*Lumpkin, S., and Kranz, K.R. 1984. Cephalophus sylvicultor. Mammalian Species 225: 1-7.

*Malbrant, R., and Quijoux, P. 1958. Presence du Cephalophe a dos jaune (Cephalophus sylvicultor (Afzelius)) au Tchad. Mammalia 22: 591-592.

*Plowman, A.B. 2002. Nutrient intake and apparent digestibility of diets consumed by captive duikers at the Dambari Field Station, Zimbabwe. Zoo Biology 21(2): 135-147.

Robinson, T.J., Wilson, V., Gallagher, D.S. Jr, Taylor, J.F., Davis, S.K., Harrison, W.R., and Elder, F.F.B. 1996. Chromosomal evolution in duiker antelope (Cephalophinae: Bovidae): Karyotype comparisons, fluorescence in situ hybridization, and rampant X chromosome variation. Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics 73: 116-122.

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*Thomas, O. 1892. On the antelopes of the genus Cephalophus. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1892: 413-430.

*van Vuuren, B.J., and Robinson, T.J. 2001. Retrieval of four adaptive lineages in duiker antelope: Evidence from mitochondrial DNA sequences and fluorescence in situ hybridization. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 20(3): 409-425.

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