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SPECIES Petrodromus tetradactylus

Author:Peters, 1846.
Citation:Bericht Verhandl. K. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 11: 258.
Common Name:Four-toed Elephant Shrew
Type Locality:Mozambique, Tette.
Distribution:Mozambique; Tanzania (including Mafia and Zanzibar); SE Kenya; S Uganda; Zambia; Malawi; SE Zimbabwe; Dem. Rep. Congo; E Republic of Congo; NE Angola; E South Africa.
Status:IUCN Not Evaluated as P. t. sangi; otherwise IUCN Not listed.
Comments:Corbet (1974:2) and Meester et al. (1986:309) recognized nine subspecies. Corbet (1974:3) suggested that matschiei and robustus might be distinct subspecies. It is possible that schwanni and tordayi are separate species.
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SUBSPECIES tetradactylus

SUBSPECIES beirae

SUBSPECIES rovumae

SUBSPECIES schwanni

SUBSPECIES sultani

SUBSPECIES swynnertoni

SUBSPECIES tordayi

SUBSPECIES warreni

SUBSPECIES zanzibaricus

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