Angolan kusimanse

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Angolan Kusimanse
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Herpestidae
Genus: Crossarchus
Species: C. ansorgei
Binomial name
Crossarchus ansorgei
Thomas, 1910
Angolan Kusimanse area.png
Angolan kusimanse range
(green - extant, pink - probably extant)

The Angolan kusimanse (Crossarchus ansorgei), also 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[edit]

  1. ^ Van Rompaey, H. & Hoffmann, M. (2008). Crossarchus ansorgei. 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 data deficient

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