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: c. 1967

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


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