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Guenther's dikdik

Madoqua guentheri (Thomas, 1894)
French: Dik-Dik de Guenther
German: Güntherdikdik
Swahili:Digidigi ya pua murefu

Subspecies
none

Description
Total length: 55 - 65 cm
Tail length: 3 - 5 cm
Shoulder height: 34 - 38 cm
Weight: 3.7 - 5.5 kg
Gestation: ?

Guenther's dikdik is characterized by its elongated and elastic snout. The body color is grizzled grey with brown or reddish flushes. The underparts are white.

Distribution
Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan?

Ecology
There is little known of this species. Of all dikdiks they live in the driest, hottest desert and subdesert areas.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Category, ver 3.1:

- http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/12669/0

Trend:
The Guenther’s dikdik is among the very common species over large parts of the Somali Region.This species occurs in a number of protected areas, such as Omo, Mago, Yabelo and Nechisar in Ethiopia. The bulk of its population occurs in unprotected rangelands.


European Collection Plan (2003): ...
RCP status: ...

Recommendations
None.

Literatur
Dorst J & Dandelot P (1970): Larger Mammals of Africa, Collins Field Guide, London.
East R (1999): African Antelope Databese 1998. IUCN/SSC Antelope Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
Haltenorth T & Diller H (1977): Saeugetiere Afrikas und Madagaskars, BLV Verlagsgesellschaft, Muenchen. 
Kingdon J (1997): The Kingdon Field Guide To African Mammals, Academic Press, San Diego.
Wilhelmi F, Kaariye XY, Hammer S, Hammer C & Heckel J-O (2006): ON THE STATUS OF WILD UNGULATES IN THE OGADEN REGION OF ETHIOPIA. Proceedings of the seventh annual SSIG meeting, 43-62.
Wilson DE & Reeder DM (2005): Mammal species of the world. A taxonomic and geographic reference. Third Ed., Vol. 1 The John Hopkins University Press, Balitmore.

 

Links

- http://www.gisbau.uniroma1.it/amd/amd179b.html

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