Ruwenzori otter shrew

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Ruwenzori otter shrew[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Afrosoricida
Family: Tenrecidae
Genus: Micropotamogale
Species: M. ruwenzorii
Binomial name
Micropotamogale ruwenzorii
(de Witte & Frechkop, 1955)
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Ruwenzori otter shrew range

The Ruwenzori otter shrew (Micropotamogale ruwenzorii) is a species of semiaquatic mammal in the family Tenrecidae. It is found in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda. Its natural habitat is rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.[2]


  1. ^ Bronner, G.N.; Jenkins, P.D. (2005). "Order Afrosoricida". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 76. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Vogel, P.; Afrotheria Specialist Group (2008). "Micropotamogale ruwenzorii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 29 December 2008.