Alexander's kusimanse

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Alexander's kusimanse
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Herpestidae
Genus: Crossarchus
Species:
C. alexandri
Binomial name
Crossarchus alexandri
Alexander's Cusimanse area.png
Alexander's kusimanse range
Synonyms

Mungos alexandri

Alexander's kusimanse (Crossarchus alexandri) is a mongoose species native to Central African rainforests up to an elevation of 2,900 m (9,500 ft).[1]

It has a body length of 30 to 45 cm (12 to 18 in) and weighs between 0.45 and 1.4 kg (0.99 and 3.09 lb). Its tail is 15–25 cm (5.9–9.8 in) long.

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Angelici, F. M.; & Do Linh San, E. (2015). "Crossarchus alexandri". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2015: e.T41593A45205341. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T41593A45205341.en.

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