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dui·ker

 (dī′kər)
n.
Any of various small African antelopes of the genera Cephalophus, Philantomba, or Sylvicapra, having short, backward-pointing horns and inhabiting forests or thickets.

[Afrikaans, from Dutch duiken, to dive, from Middle Dutch dūken.]

duiker

(ˈdaɪˌkə) or

duyker

n, pl -kers or -ker
1. (Animals) Also called: duikerbok any small antelope of the genera Cephalophus and Sylvicapra, occurring throughout Africa south of the Sahara, having short straight backward-pointing horns, pointed hooves, and an arched back
2. (Animals) South African any of several cormorants, esp the long-tailed shag (Phalacrocorax africanus)
[C18: via Afrikaans from Dutch duiker diver, from duiken to dive; see duck2]

dui•ker

(ˈdaɪ kər)

n., pl. -kers, (esp. collectively) -ker.
any small African antelope of the genera Cephalophus and Sylvicapra, having short spikelike horns.
[1770–80; < Afrikaans, Dutch duiker diver]
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The teeth reflect typical Boselaphini pattern: Molars rather brachydonts; definitely convex, non smooth lingual wall; enamel rugosed; presence of a weak caprine fold (or antero-stylid); less developed lingual furrows distinguished from Cephalophinae (Thomas, 1977).
Of these 65 clades, we eliminated 33 because their members had large body size or were primates (Loridae, Galagonidae, Cercopithecinae, Colobinae, Hominidae, Canidae, Acinonychinae, Felinae, Pantherinae, Herpestinae, Hyaeninae, Protelinae, Lutrinae, Mellivorinac, Mustelinae, Nandinimae, Viverrinae, Elephantidae, Rhinocerotidae, Orycteropodidae, Aepycerotinae, Alcelaphinae, Antilopinae, Bovinae, Cephalophinae, Hippotraginae, Reduncinae, Phacochoerinae, Suinae, Hippopotamidae, Tragulidae, Giraffidae, Manidae).
In fact, zoologists distinguish five subfamilies of the Bovidae family (Bovinae, Cephalophinae, Hippotraginae, Antilopinae, and Caprinae), almost all of them containing at least one antelope, especially the Hippotraginae and the Antilopinae, the most typical antelopes.