Mammal Fauna of the Mahale Mountains

  Mahale is a biogeographically interesting region; its fauna includes both 
savanna adapted species of east or south Africa and forest adapted species of 
western/central Africa or the Congo Basin.
  Of particular interest among mammals are the giant squirrel (Protoxerus 
stangeri), red-legged sun squirrel (Heliosciurus rufobrachium), 
brush-tailed porcupine (Aterurus sp.), Angolan black-and-white colobus 
(Colobus angolensis), bushy-tailed mongoose (Bdeogale crassicauda)
 and Sharpe's grysbok (Raphicerus sharpei). Some of these 
sighting records represent considerable extensions of the known ranges of these 
animals. The Angolan black-and-white colobus of Mt. Nkungwe is probably a new 
  A list of larger mammals of Mahale has already been published. Unfortunately, 
systematic data of the smaller mammals such as insectivore, chiropterans and 
rodents have not been collected.

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