Myosorex rumpii (Heim de Balsac, 1968:20)
Rumpi mouse shrew
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
Synonym/s: Myosorex eisentrauti rumpii Heim de Balsac, 1968:20
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).
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1523-1739.2011.01797.x
Hutterer, R. (2008). Myosorex rumpii. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. (http://www.iucnredlist.org). 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. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13421