Myosorex rumpii (Heim de Balsac, 1968:20)

Rumpi mouse shrew



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Myosorex eisentrauti rumpii Heim de Balsac, 1968:20


Conservation Status


Last record: 1967 (Fisher & Blomberg, 2012; Lee et al., 2017)

IUCN RedList status: Endangered


Probably still extant (Hutterer, 2008). Although the only known specimen was collected in 1967 and there has been no record of the species since. Hence, there must be at least the possibility that it has become extinct.



Rumpi Hills, southwestern Cameroon


Biology & Ecology




Only known from the holotype (Hutterer, 2008).







Original scientific description:
Heim de Balsac, H. (1968). Contribution a l'Etude des Soricidae de Fernando Po et du Cameroun. Bonner Zoologische Beitrage 19: 15-42.

Other references:

Fisher, Diana O. and Blomberg, Simon P. (2012). Inferring Extinction of Mammals from Sighting Records, Threats, and Biological Traits. Conservation Biology 26(1): 57-67.

Hutterer, R. (2008). Myosorex rumpii. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. ( Downloaded on 09 September 2012.

Lee, T. E., Fisher, D. O., Blomberg, S. P. and Wintle, B. A. (2017). Extinct or still out there? Disentangling influences on extinction and rediscovery helps to clarify the fate of species on the edge. Global Change Biology 23(2): 621-634.


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