Bay Duiker Skull Replica


The Bay Duiker (Cephalophus dorsalis), also known as the Black-striped Duiker and the Black-backed Duiker, is a forest-dwelling duiker native to western and southern Africa. It was first described by British zoologist John Edward Gray in 1846.


Bay Duiker Skull Replica measures 6.8 inches, Horns 2.4 inches. The Bay Duiker Skull Replica is Museum quality Polyurethane cast made in USA. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

The bay duiker or Cephalophus dorsalis, also known as the black-backed duiker, is a forest-dwelling duiker found in Gabon, southern Cameroon and northern Congo, as well as Sierra Leone, Liberia, and the southern parts of Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Benin.

Bay duikers or Cephalophus dorsalis stand around 20 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh about 44 lbs. The bay duiker has a dark-brown coat, with a black stripe running along the back, from the nose to the tip of the tail, and a white underside and spots above the eyes. It has small, conical horns, 5 to 10 cm (2.0 to 3.9 in) long.

The bay duiker or Cephalophus dorsalis is a nocturnal animal. It tends to remain solitary, but pairs can also be observed. The leopard is the main predator of this duiker. It prefers fruits, but may also feed on bird eggs. The lifespan of the bay duiker is typically 17 to 18 years.

Both sexes have a bright reddish-brown coat. The ventral parts and the flanks are all reddish brown, and the legs dark brown. A notable feature of this duiker is the well-pronounced solid stripe of black extending from the back of the head to the tail.

Due to its nocturnal nature, the bay duiker has large conspicuous eyes. Whiskers can be observed above the eyes and around the nostrils. The patches of white fur around the whiskers are in sharp contrast to the dark reddish face.

Juvenile bay duiker or Cephalophus dorsalis have a dark coat, that develops the stripes and chestnut to reddish-brown color gradually.  Above the eyes and on the lips and chin white spots can be seen. The head has a diminutive crest (a tuft of hair), and is dark brown.

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Additional information

Weight 14 lbs
Dimensions 6.8 in
Bay Duiker Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Cephalophus
Species: C. dorsalis
Binomial name: Cephalophus dorsalis
Conservation status: Near Threatened – A near-threatened species is a species which has been categorized as "Near Threatened" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as that may be considered threatened with extinction in the near future.