Alexander's kusimanse

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Alexander's Kusimanse
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Herpestidae
Genus: Crossarchus
Species: C. alexandri
Binomial name
Crossarchus alexandri
Thomas & Wroughton, 1907
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Alexander's kusimanse range

Mungos alexandri

Alexander's kusimanse (Crossarchus alexandri) is a genus of mongoose found in the countries of Central Africa, Central African Republic, Uganda, the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo. They have an average body length of 30 to 45 centimeters (12 to 18 inches) and weigh between 0.45 and 1.4 kilograms (1 to 3 pounds). Their average tail length is between 15 and 25 centimeteres (6 to 10 inches). It is known to share range with the Angolan kusimanse (Crossarchus ansorgei). They feed on grubs, small rodents, small reptiles, crabs, and some fruits. Kusimanse can produce 2 to 3 litters (2 to 4 young per litter) of young each year after a gestation period of 8 weeks. They will wean at 3 weeks old and reach sexual maturity at 9 months old.


  1. ^ Van Rompaey, H. & Hoffmann, M. (2008). Crossarchus alexandri. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 22 March 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern

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