Endemic Animals of Congo








Bouvier's Red Colobus
Bouvier's Red Colobus
Bouvier's red colobus is a species of colobus monkey rediscovered in the Republic of the Congo in 2015, after four decades without a confirmed sighting. It is brownish-red in color and its head has a patch of black to chocolate brown fur. It has a white chin and whiskers. A black band of fur extends from above the eyes to the temples. The monkey's eyes are surrounded by large, pink eyerings. Its tail is long in proportion to its small body and ...
is dark brown at the root, fading to brownish-red at the tip. The fur on its underside is lighter than the fur on its back. Bouvier's red colobus is thought to exhibit considerable facial variation from individual to individual, varying from light flesh-colored with blackish cheeks and brows to darker tones throughout the face, excluding the nose and lips.
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Bouvier's Red Colobus
Itombwe flycatcher
Itombwe flycatcher
The Itombwe flycatcher is a bird species in the Old World flycatcher family . It is found in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was formerly considered a subspecies of Chapin's flycatcher.
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Itombwe flycatcher
Atheris katangensis
Atheris katangensis
Common names: Shaba bush viper, Katanga Mountain bush viper, more. Atheris katangensis is a venomous viper species found in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Zambia. No subspecies are currently recognized.
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Atheris katangensis
Atractaspis congica
Atractaspis congica
Atractaspis congica, or the Congo burrowing asp, is a species of venomous snake in the Atractaspididae family. It is endemic to Africa.
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Atractaspis congica
Congolacerta asukului
Congolacerta asukului
Congolacerta asukului also known as Asukulu's grass lizard, is a species of lizard endemic to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Congolacerta asukului
Gastropholis tropidopholis
Gastropholis tropidopholis
Gastropholis tropidopholis is a species of lizard endemic to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Gastropholis tropidopholis
Letheobia kibarae
Letheobia kibarae
Letheobia kibarae, also known as the Upemba gracile blind snake or Katanga beaked snake, is a species of snakes in the family Typhlopidae. It is endemic to southern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its type locality is in the Upemba National Park.
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Letheobia kibarae
Zygaspis dolichomenta
Zygaspis dolichomenta
Zygaspis dolichomenta is a worm lizard species in the family Amphisbaenidae. It is endemic to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Zygaspis dolichomenta
Dalophia luluae
Dalophia luluae
Dalophia luluae is a species of amphisbaenian in the family Amphisbaenidae. The species is endemic to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Dalophia luluae
Ichnotropis chapini
Ichnotropis chapini
Ichnotropis chapini is a species of lizard endemic to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Ichnotropis chapini
Witte's worm lizard
Witte's worm lizard
Witte's worm lizard is a species of amphisbaenian in the family Amphisbaenidae. The species is endemic to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Witte's worm lizard
Lualaba worm lizard
Lualaba worm lizard
The Lualaba worm lizard is a species of amphisbaenian in the family Amphisbaenidae. The species is endemic to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Lualaba worm lizard
Carved worm lizard
Carved worm lizard
The carved worm lizard is a species of amphisbaenian in the family Amphisbaenidae. The species is endemic to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There are two recognized subspecies.
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Carved worm lizard
Adam's horseshoe bat
Adam's horseshoe bat
Adam's horseshoe bat is a species of bat in the family Rhinolophidae. It is endemic to Republic of the Congo. Its natural habitats include caves.
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Adam's horseshoe bat
Velvet climbing mouse
Velvet climbing mouse
The velvet climbing mouse is a species of rodent in the family Nesomyidae. It is found only in Republic of the Congo.
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Velvet climbing mouse
Dudu's brush-furred rat
Dudu's brush-furred rat
Dudu's brush-furred rat is a rodent belonging to the genus Lophuromys. It is native to the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, from Kisangani to the eastern mountains of Garamba, Blukwa and Djugu to Irangi.
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Dudu's brush-furred rat
Kock's mouse-eared bat
Kock's mouse-eared bat
Kock's mouse-eared bat is a species of mouse-eared bat found in the Republic of the Congo.
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Kock's mouse-eared bat
Agathotoma merlini
Agathotoma merlini
Agathotoma merlini is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mangeliidae. First described in 1910, its species name refers to Martial Henri Merlin, governor-general of French Congo. It occurs on the coast of Africa, and also on the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe.
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Agathotoma merlini