C. n. rubidus is confined to the Ruwenzori Mtns at altitudes of 1,300-4,200 m, although it is thus far only recorded from the Ugandan side (Kingdon 1982, Grubb and Groves 2001; Kingdon in press).
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Barcode data: Cephalophus nigrifrons
There are 8 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank. Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species. See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Cephalophus nigrifrons
Public Records: 6
Specimens with Barcodes: 8
Species With Barcodes: 1
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East (1999) suggested that the population of the Rwenzori Red Duiker may number at least in the thousands.
Although much of the range of the Rwenzori Red Duiker falls in a national park, the species nonetheless remains susceptible to snaring, and to habitat loss in the lower elevations of its range.
Much of the Ugandan range of the Rwenzori Red Duiker is included within Rwenzori Mountains National Park. There is a need for further taxonomic work to determine whether this subspecies does indeed deserve recognition as a distinct species (as considered by Kingdon in press).