Maxwell's duiker, the type species for Philantomba
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Cephalophinae
Genus: Philantomba
Blyth, 1840
Type species
Philantomba maxwellii
Smith, 1827

P. maxwellii
P. monticola

Philantomba is a mammal genus which contains two species of duiker, a type of small antelope. The two species are Maxwell's duiker (Philantomba maxwellii) and the blue duiker (Philantomba monticola).[1]


  1. Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. (2005). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
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