Dendromus kahuziensis Dieterlen, 1969:348

Mt. Kahuzi climbing mouse, Mount Kahuzi African climbing mouse



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1967 (Fisher & Blomberg, 2012; Lee et al., 2017); 21 January 1972?

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



DR Congo


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: SMNS 14733 (adult male, skin & skull)

Type locality: D. R. Congo, Kahuzi, Bitale-Buloho (Parc National de Kahuzi-Biega) (fide Dieterlen, 2013)

Paratype: SMNS 22320 (adult female, skin & skull)






Original scientific description:

Dieterlen, Fritz. (1969). Dendromus kahuziensis (Dendromurinae; Cricetidae; Rodentia) - eine neue Artaus Zentralafrika. Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde 34: 348-353.


Other references:

Dieterlan, Fritz. (1976). Zweiter Fund von Dendromus kahuziensis (Dendromurinae; Cricetidae; Rodentia) und weitere Dendromus- Fänge im Kivu- Hochland oberhalb 2000 m. Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, Serie A (Biologie) 286: 1-5.

Dieterlen. Fritz. (2008). Dendromus kahuziensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. ( Downloaded on 03 March 2014.

Dieterlen. Fritz, Turni, Hendrik and Marquart, Kathrin. (2013). Type specimens of mammals in the collection of the Museum of Natural History Stuttgart. Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde A, Neue Serie 6: 291-303.

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.

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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