List of Mammals

Potamochère      (Copyright by Andrea Turkalo)The high density of large mammals in the Dzanga Sangha rainforest has produced a type of landscape that is favourable to a large diversity of mammals, and in a wider sense to a wealth of flora and fauna. Thus for example, forest buffalos are dependant on clearings created by elephants, in order to find adequate forage. The giant forest hog and the bongo equally favour these clearings.

The following mammals have been identified in the Reserve:

Sitatunga Antelopes     (Copyright by Andrea Turkalo)

Order Primates
Pan troglodytes Chimpanzee
Gorilla gorilla Gorilla
Piliocolobus oustaleti (Colobus pennanti oustaleti) Central African red colobus
Colobus guereza
Papio anubis Olive Baboon
Cercocebus agilis (Cercocebus galeritus agilis) Agile Mangabey
Lophocebus albigena (Cercocebus albigena) Grey-cheeked Mangabey
Cercopithecus neglectus De Brazza's Monkey
Cercopithecus pogonias (Cercopithecus mona pogonias) Crowned Guenon
Cercopithecus nictitans Große Putty-nosed Monkey
Cercopithecus cephus Moustached Monkey
Perodicticus potto Bosman's Potto
Euoticus elegantulus Western Needle-clawed
Galago alleni Allen's Galago
Galago senegalensis Senegal Galago
Galagoides demidof (Galagoides demidovii) Demidoff's Galago
Order Chiroptera
 
Insectivorous - Order Insectivora
Potamogale velox Giant Otter-Shrew
Atelerix albiventris East African Hedgehog
Suncus remyi
Sylvisorex sp.
Sylvisorex pluvialis
Sylvisorex ollula
Sylvisorex johnstoni
Paracrocidura schoutedeni
Crocidura sp.
Crocidura batesi
Crocidura denti
Crocidura dolichura
Crocidura goliath
Crocidura hildegardeae
Crocidura ludia
Crocidura mutesae
Crocidura nigrofusca
Crocidura olivieri
Order Macroscelidea - Macroscélides
Petrodromus tetradactylus Four-toed or forest elephant-Shrew
Order Rodentia - Rodent
Myosciurus pumilio Dwarf Squirrel
Funisciurus lemniscatus Four-striped tree Squirrel
Funisciurus pyrrhopus Red-footed tree Squirrel
Funisciurus leucogenys
Funisciurus isabella Gray
Heliosciurus gambianus Gambia Sculptor Squirrel
Heliosciurus rufobrachium Red-legged sun Squirrel
Paraxerus poensis
Protoxerus stangeri Giant forest Squirrel
Anomalurus derbianus Lord Derby's flying Squirrel
Anomalurus pusillus Dwarf scaly-tailed Squirrel
Anomalurus beecrofti Beecroft's Scaly-tailed Squirrel
Idiurus zenkeri Pygmy Scaly-tailed flying Squirrel
Zenkerella insignis Cameroon scaly-tail
Graphiurus sp.
Atherurus africanus Brush-tailed Porcupine
Thryonomys sp. Marsh Cane Rat sp.
Deomys ferrugineus
Cricetomys emini Giant Rat
Lophuromys nudicaudus
Malacomys longipes nudicaudus
Praomys jacksoni
Praomys tullbergi
Hylomyscus aeta
Hylomyscus alleni
Heimyscus fumosus
Mus minutoides
Mus setulosus
Grammomys rutilans
Stochomys longicaudatus
Oenomys hypoxanthus
Hybomys univittatus
Lemniscomys striatus
Rattus sp.
Order Carnivora - Carvorous
Mellivora capensis Honey Badger
Aonyx congica Congo Clawless Otter
Lutra maculicollis Spotted-necked Otter
Herpestes naso Long-snouted Mongoose
Atilax paludinosus Marsh Mongoose
Bdeogale nigripes Black-footed Mongoose
Genetta tigrina Large spotted Genet
Genetta servalina Servaline Genet
Genetta victoriae Giant Genet
Civettictis civetta (Viverra civetta) African Civet
Nandinia binotata African Palm Civet
Felis aurata Golden Cat
Panthera pardus Leopard
Order Pholidota - Pholidota
Uromanis tetradactyla (Manis tetradactyla) Long-tailed Pangolin
Phataginus tricuspis (Manis tricuspis) Tree Pangolin
Smutsia gigantea (Manis gigantea) Giant Pangolin
Order Tubulidentata - Tubulidentata
Orycteropus afer Aardvark
Dendrohyrax dorsalis (Dendrohyrax arboreus)
Hyracoidea
Dendrohyrax dorsalis (Dendrohyrax arboreus)
Order Proboscidea
Loxodonta africana cyclotis
Order Artiodactyla
Hippopotamus amphibius Hippopotamus
Potamochoerus porcus Red River Hog
Hylochoerus meinertzhageni Western Giant Hog
Hyemoschus aquaticus Water Chevrotain
Syncerus caffer African Buffalo
Tragelaphus scriptus Bushbuck
Tragelaphus euryceros (Boocercus euryceros) Bongo
Tragelaphus spekei Sitatunga
Cephalophus monticola Blue Duiker
Cephalophus nigrifrons Black-fronted Duiker
Cephalophus leucogaster White-bellied Duiker
Cephalophus callipygus Peters Duiker
Cephalophus silvicultor Yellow-backed Duiker
Cephalophus dorsalis Bay Duiker, black band Duiker
Neotragus batesi Dwarf Antelope