Alexander's kusimanse

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Alexander's Kusimanse
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 Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.[1]

This species has a body length of 30 to 45 centimeters (12 to 18 inches) and weighs between 0.45 and 1.4 kilograms (1 to 3 pounds). Its tail measures 15 and 25 centimeteres (6 to 10 inches) in length.

It is known to share range with the Angolan kusimanse (Crossarchus ansorgei). It feeds on grubs, small rodents, small reptiles, crabs, and some fruits. It can produce 2 to 3 litters (2 to 4 young per litter) of young each year after a gestation period of 8 weeks. The young wean at 3 weeks old and reach sexual maturity at 9 months old.


  1. ^ a b Van Rompaey, H. & Hoffmann, M. 2008. Crossarchus alexandri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. Downloaded on 15 April 2015.

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