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SPECIES Mus (Coelomys) crociduroides

Author:Robinson and Kloss, 1916.
Citation:J. Str. Br. Roy. Asiat. Soc., 73: 271.
Common Name:Sumatran Shrewlike Mouse
Type Locality:Indonesia, W Sumatra, Korinchi Peak, 10,000 ft (3050 m).
Distribution:Upper montane rain forest in mountain chain along W Sumatra.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Coelomys. A distinct montane species endemic to the mountains of W Sumatra (Musser, 1986; Musser and Newcomb, 1983). Listed by Chasen (1940) as a species of Mycteromys, which also contained the Javan M. vulcani, the closest relative of M. crociduroides. Phylogenetic analysis of mitochondrial 12S rRNA sequences clustered M. crociduroides with M. pahari (Catzeflis and Denys, 1992; Chevret et al., 2003), reinforcing the alliance indicated by morphological traits (Chevret et al., 2003; J. T. Marshall, Jr., 1977b) both are in subgenus Coelomys. Member of the suite of murines endemic to Sumatra (Musser, 1986; also see account of Maxomys hylomyoides).
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