from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An insectivorous animal of the genus Potamogale: so called from its resemblance both to an otter and to a shrew.


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  • Threatened or now rare species also include blue monkey Cercopithecus mitis stuhlmanii, yellow-backed duiker Cephalophus sylvicultor, sitatunga Tragelophus spekei, giant hog, hylochoerus meinertzhageni, bushpig potomochoerus porcus, the Rwenzori hyrax Dendrohyrax arboreus ruwenzorii and Ruwenzori otter-shrew Micropotamogale ruwenzorii (EN).

    Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda 2009

  • Endemic mammals include east central African red colobus Colobus badius rufomitratus, Rwenzori black and white colobus C. polykomus ruwenzorii, owl-faced monkey Cercopithecus hamlyni kahuziensis (LR), eastern needle-clawed galago Galago inustus, giant genet Genetta victoriae, aquatic civet Osbornictis piscivora (DD), mountain tree squirrel Funisciurus carruthersi, Alexander's bush squirrel Paraxerus alexandri (LR), Ruwenzori least otter-shrew Micropotamogale ruwenzorii (E) and Maclaud's horseshoe bat Rhinolophus maclaudi (LR).

    Kahuzi-Biéga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo 2009


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