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Crossarchus platycephalus

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 platycephalus

Name

Crossarchus platycephalus Goldman, 1984

Vernacular name
English: Flat-headed Kusimanse

References

* Crossarchus platycephalus 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 Flat-headed Kusimanse (Crossarchus platycephalus) is a dwarf mongoose endemic to Benin, Cameroon, and Nigeria. This species was once regarded as a subspecies of the Common Kusimanse (Crossarchus obscurus).

References

1. ^ Goldman, C. & Hoffmann, M. (2008). Crossarchus platycephalus. 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 least concern

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