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Dik-dik de Guenther (Sp), Günther Dikdik, Rüssel Dikdik (G), Dik-dik de Gúnther (F). Sometimes called Guenther long-snouted dik-dik. Named for German zoologist A. Günther.
DESCRIPTION Shoulder height 14-15 inches (35-38 cm). Weight 8-12 pounds (3.6 to 5.5 kg).
Distinguished by its very elongated nose, the longest of any dik-dik, forming a distinct proboscis. The general color is a grizzled grayish fawn. The chin, throat, breast and underparts are white. The nose, forehead, and back of ears are reddish fawn. The head tuft is mixed black and white.
DISTRIBUTION Far southeastern Sudan, northeastern Uganda, southern Ethiopia, northern Kenya, and northern and central Somalia from the Nogul Valley southward to about Mogadishu.
TAXONOMIC NOTES Four subspecies are listed: guentheri, hodsoni, smithi and wroughtoni. They are combined here.
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