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Flat-Headed Kusimanse

Flat-Headed Kusimanse Range Map (Africa)
Flat-Headed Kusimanse Range Map (Africa)

Latin Name Crossarchus platycephalus
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Africa
Colour Brown/Grey
Length 30 - 45 cms (12 - 18 inches)
Tail 15 - 25 cms (6 - 10 inches)
Weight 0.45 - 1.4 Kgs (1 - 3 lbs)
Life Expectancy


Main Characteristics

Flat-Headed Kusimanse have a body length between 30 and 45 cms (12 - 18 inches), a tail length between 15 and 25 cms (6 - 10 inches) and they weigh between 0.45 - 1.4 kgs (1 - 3 lbs).

They are brown/grey in colour and they have a slender body with a short, tapering tail. Their head is long and slender and they have small, rounded ears.


Flat-Headed Kusimanse can be found in the forests on the west coast of central Africa.


Kusimanse feed on insects, grubs, crabs, small rodents, small reptiles and fruits.


Little is known about reproduction in Flat-Headed Kusimanse. it is believed to be similar to that of the common kusimanse.


Larger carnivores and birds of prey are predators of Kusimanse.


There are no subspecies of the Flat-Headed Kusimanse.

Interesting Facts

Flat-Headed Kusimanse are also known as:
Flat-Headed Cusimanse

Crossarchus is a genus of mongoose, commonly referred to as the Kusimanse or dwarf mongoose.

Similar Animals

Alexander's Kusimanse
Common Kusimanse
Angolan Kusimanse


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