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SPECIES Rhynchocyon cirnei

Author:Peters, 1847.
Citation:Bericht Verhandl. K. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 12: 37.
Common Name:Checkered Elephant Shrew
Type Locality:Mozambique, Bororo Dist., Quelimane.
Distribution:N Mozambique; Malawi, S and SW Tanzania, NE Zambia, N and E Dem. Rep. Congo, Uganda.
Status:IUCN Not Evaluated as R. c. cirnei and R. c. hendersoni; otherwise Vulnerable.
Comments:Six isolated forest-inhabiting subspecies are recognized by Corbet and Hanks (1968:57) and Corbet (1974:2). Includes stuhlmanni, which could be a distinct species according to Corbet and Hanks (1968:63).
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SUBSPECIES cirnei

SUBSPECIES hendersoni

SUBSPECIES macrurus

SUBSPECIES reichardi

SUBSPECIES shirensis

SUBSPECIES stuhlmanni

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