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Encyclopedia > Bates's Pygmy Antelope
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Bate’s Pygmy Antelope
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Neotragus
Species: N. batesi
Binomial name
Neotragus batesi
de Winton, 1903


The Bates's Pygmy Antelope (Neotragus batesi)—also known as the Dwarf Antelope or Bates' Dwarf Antelope—is a very small antelope live in the moist forest and brush of Central and West Africa. It is in the same genus as the suni and the royal antelope. The conservation status of a species is an indicator of the likelihood of that species continuing to survive either in the present day or the future. ... Image File history File links Status_iucn3. ... Near Threatened (NT) is an conservation status assigned to species or lower taxa which may be considered threatened with extinction in the near future, although it does not currently qualify for the threatened status. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is a method by which biologists group and categorize species of organisms. ... “Animalia” redirects here. ... Typical Classes See below Chordates (phylum Chordata) are a group of animals that includes the vertebrates, together with several closely related invertebrates. ... Subclasses Subclass Allotheria* Order Docodonta (extinct) Order Multituberculata (extinct) Order Palaeoryctoides (extinct) Order Triconodonta (extinct) Order Volaticotheria (extinct) Subclass Prototheria Order Monotremata Subclass Theria Infraclass Trituberculata (extinct) Infraclass Metatheria Infraclass Eutheria Mammals are a class of vertebrate animals characterized by the production of milk in females for the nourishment of... Families Suidae Hippopotamidae Tayassuidae Camelidae Tragulidae Moschidae Cervidae Giraffidae Antilocapridae Bovidae The even-toed ungulates form the mammal order Artiodactyla. ... Subfamilies Bovinae Cephalophinae Hippotraginae Antilopinae Caprinae A bovid is any of almost 140 species of cloven-hoofed mammals belonging to the family Bovidae. ... In biology, binomial nomenclature is the formal system of naming species. ... De Winton & Co (1854-1901) were locomotive manufacturers in Caernarfon, Wales. ... Genera Aepyceros Alcelaphus Antidorcas Antilope Cephalophus Connochaetes Damaliscus Gazella Hippotragus Kobus Madoqua Neotragus Oreotragus Oryx Ourebia Pantholops Procapra Sylvicapra Taurotragus Tragelaphus and others Antelope are herbivorous mammals of the family Bovidae, often noted for their horns. ... A forest What is a Plantation forest? Ariy Fik is an area with a high density of trees (or, historically, a wooded area set aside for hunting). ...  Central Africa  Middle Africa (UN subregion)  Central African Federation (defunct) Central Africa is a core region of the African continent often considered to include: Burundi Central African Republic Chad Democratic Republic of the Congo Rwanda Middle Africa (as used by the United Nations when categorising geographic subregions) is an analogous...  Western Africa (UN subregion)  Maghreb[1] West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. ... Suni (Scientific name: Neotragus moschatus) are the smallest antelopes in the world. ... Binomial name Neotragus pygmaeus L., 1758 The Royal Antelope (Neotragus pygmaeus) is a very small West African antelope, only 25-30 cm tall, and the smallest of all antelopes. ...


Adult antelope weigh about 2–3 kg (4.4 to 6.6 pounds), 50–57 cm long, with a tail length of 4.5 to 5 cm. Only males have horns, about 3.8–5 cm long. Their coat is shiny dark chestnut on the back and lighter toward the flanks. Male antelopes are generously bigger than females. Highland cow, a very old long-horned breed from Scotland. ...


Bate's pygmy antelopes eat leaves, buds, shoots, fungus, grass, and herbs. They also eat crops, which made them unpopular to farmers. They often caught in snares near agricultural fields. They have a typical territory of 2 to 4 hectares. Males are territorial; marking their territory with scent produces in the preorbital glands. Females are friendlier with each other and sometimes live in small groups. They bark when fleeing. Most pygmy antelopes mate at late dry and early wet seasons. Gestation period is 180 days. One young is born per pregnancy. The fawn weight between 1.6 and 2.4 kg.


Bate's pygmy antelopes are not endangered, IUCN list them as Near Threatened. Their biggest problem was habitat loss; the expansion of human population was very negative of the future populations. They are not hunted for meat, but farmers sometimes kill and eat limited numbers.


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