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East African Suni - Species Detail
Neotragus moschatus kirchenpaueri
DESCRIPTION Shoulder height 13-14 inches (33-35 cm). Weight about 10 pounds (4.5 kg).
A little smaller than the Livingstone suni and with a lighter, duller coloration.
DISTRIBUTION East of the Rift Valley in central Kenya, from Mt. Kenya and the Aberdares southward to about Nairobi; along the southeastern coast of Kenya; and in eastern and southern Tanzania, including Mafia Island in the Indian Ocean. For convenience in record keeping, we use the border between Tanzania and Mozambique to separate the East African suni from the Livingstone suni.
TAXONOMIC NOTES Includes akeleyi (central Kenya) and kirchenpaueri (southeastern Kenya and Tanzania including Mafia Island), with kirchenpaueri Pagenstecher, 1885 having priority.
STATUS Rodgers & Swai (1988) estimated over 100,000 suni on the Tanzania mainland.
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