ⓘ Category:Endemic fauna of Kenya

Aberdare Mountains African mole-rat

The Aberdare Mountains African mole-rat is a species of rodents in the family Spalacidae endemic to Kenya. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland. Some taxonomic authorities consider it to be conspecific with the East African mole-rat.

Boulengerula spawlsi

Boulengerula spawlsi is a species of caecilian in the family Herpelidae. It is endemic to Kenya and only know from the vicinity of its type locality, Ngaia Forest Reserve, in the Nyambene Hills, Meru County, the type locality is also spelled "Ngaya" or "Ngaja". The specific name spawlsi honours Stephen Spawls who first collected this species and who has contributed substantially to African herpetology. Common name Spawls boolee has been coined for it.

Embi African mole-rat

The Embi mole-rat is a species of rodents in the family Spalacidae endemic to Kenya. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, moist savanna, arable land, pastureland, plantations, and heavily degraded former forest. Some taxonomic authorities consider it a subspecies from the East African mole rat.

Evarcha culicivora

Evarcha culicivora is a species of jumping spider found only around Lake Victoria in Kenya and Uganda. It is commonly known as the vampire spider. It feeds mainly on the mosquito species Anopheles gambiae, a major vector of malaria in the region. This is one of only two known animals that choose their prey based on what last ate, along with Cratena Peregrina. Although jumping spiders are known to rely on their excellent vision, it was shown that this species selects blood-filled mosquitos more often than unfed, even more so when only relying on smell 90%, compared with 83%: when its time t ...

Gymnoscelis acutipennis

The species 26 millimetres 1.0 in long with grey to green forewings. It have a very small basal patch and broad central fascia which is black in colour. Head, abdomen, and thorax are all pale green while the rings on the abdomen are black.

Kenyan African mole-rat

The Kenyan African mole-rat or Kenyan mole-rat is a species of rodents in the family Spalacidae. It is endemic to Kenya. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, moist savanna, arable land, pastureland, plantations, rural gardens, urban areas, and heavily degraded former forest. Some taxonomic authorities consider it a subspecies from the East African mole rat.

                                     

ⓘ Endemic fauna of Kenya

  • The Mount Kenya mole shrew Surdisorex polulus is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae endemic to Mount Kenya in Kenya Its natural habitat is
  • Kenya sentinel chameleon or Mt Kenya hornless chameleon Kinyongia excubitor is species of chameleons endemic to Kenya It is known from Mount Kenya
  • The Kenyan African mole - rat or Kenyan mole - rat Tachyoryctes ibeanus is a species of rodents in the family Spalacidae. It is endemic to Kenya Its natural
  • The Kenya horned viper Bitis worthingtoni is a venomous viper species endemic to the high central Rift Valley of Kenya No subspecies are currently recognized
  • Common names: Mount Kenya bush viper, Ashe s bush viper, Desaix s bush viper. Atheris desaixi is a venomous viper species endemic to Kenya where only two
  • endemic to particular islands. H. endorobae appears to be endemic to the Kenyan Rift mountains east of Lake Victoria from Mount Elgon to Mount Kenya
  • African mole - rat Tachyoryctes annectens is a species of rodent in the family Spalacidae endemic to Kenya Its natural habitats are dry savanna, pastureland
  • mole - rat Tachyoryctes naivashae is a species of rodents in the family Spalacidae. It is endemic to Kenya Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical
  • or the Kenya two - headed snake, is a species of venomous opisthoglyphous rear - fanged snake in the family Atractaspididae. It is endemic to Kenya Micrelaps