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The Cameroon Scaly-tail Zenkerella insignis is the only known extant species in the family Zenkerellidae. It is a rare mammal endemic to the thick rainforests of central and western Africa. This species is so rarely encountered that the first picture of a live specimen was taken in 2015. We encountered and photographed the elusive scaly-tail in the core zone of Omo Forest Reserve in Nigeria in May 2019. Its behaviour was also observed. This sighting is the first record of the Cameroon Scaly-tail in Nigeria and a significant westward range extension.
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