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SPECIES Crocidura dsinezumi

Author:Temminck, 1842.
Citation:In Siebold, Fauna Japonica, 2(Mamm.): pl. IV figs c, c, pl. V, figs 3.
Common Name:Dsinezumi Shrew
Type Locality:"Japan"; restricted to Kyushu by Abe (1967).
Distribution:Japan including N Ryukyus.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:The spelling of the name was clarified by Corbet (1978b) and Motokawa (1999); dsinezumi was placed on the Official List of Specific Names; see the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (1983). Includes chisai, but not quelpartis and orii; see Corbet (1978c) and Iwasa et al. (2001). The taxon hosletti described by Jameson and Jones (1977) from Taiwan is now included in C. shantungensis (see Jiang and Hoffmann, 2001). Geographic variation of Japanese populations studied by Motokawa (2003b). Allozyme data studied by Ruedi et al. (1993) place C. dsinezumi close to C. fuliginosa, C. malayana, and C. grayi.
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Synonyms:

    chisai Thomas, 1906
    intermedia Kuroda, 1924
    kinczumi Temminck, 1842
    kinezumi Temminck, 1842
    okinoshimae Kuroda and Uchida, 1959
    umbrinus Temminck, 1844

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