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Crossarchus ansorgei

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Carnivora
Subordo: Feliformia
Familia: Herpestidae
Subfamilia: Herpestinae
Genus: Crossarchus
Species: Crossarchus ansorgei

Name

Crossarchus ansorgei Thomas, 1910

Vernacular name
English: Angolan Kusimanse

References

* Crossarchus ansorgei on Mammal Species of the World.
* Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder

The Angolan Kusimanse (Crossarchus ansorgei), alsko known as Ansorge's Kusimanse, is a species of small mongoose. There are two recognized subspecies: C. a. ansorgei, found in Angola and C. a. nigricolor, found in Zaire, which do not have overlapping ranges. It prefers rainforest type habitat, and avoid regions inhabited by humans. It grows to 12-18 inches in length, with a 6-10 inch long tail, and weighs 1-3 lb. Little is known about this species of kusimanse, and there are no estimates of its wild population numbers or status.

References

1. ^ Van Rompaey, H. & Hoffmann, M. (2008). Crossarchus ansorgei. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 22 march 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of data deficient

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