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SPECIES Neotetracus sinensis

Author:Trouessart, 1909.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 8, 4: 390.
Common Name:Shrew Gymnure
Type Locality:"Ta-tsien-lou, province of Se-tchouen (China Occidental) at an altitude of 2454 meters" [= Kangding, Sichuan Sheng, 3007'N, 10202'E].
Distribution:S China in Sichuan and Yunnan, and adjacent parts of Burma and N Vietnam.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (nt) as Hylomys sinensis.
Comments:Corbet (1988:127) retained the genus Neotetracus for this species, as did Mein and Ginsburg (1997). In a comparative genetic study of six hedgehog genera by Bannikova et al. (2002), Neotetracus (and Hylomys) formed the most basal taxa in the dendrograms.
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Synonyms:

    cuttingi Anthony, 1941
    fulvescens Osgood, 1932

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