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SPECIES Crocidura macmillani

Author:Dollman, 1915.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 8, 16: 361.
Common Name:MacMillan's Shrew
Type Locality:Ethiopia, "Kotelee, Walamo".
Distribution:Ethiopia, Western Plateau.
Status:IUCN Critically Endangered.
Comments:A rare species that was known from the holotype only, but recently rediscovered in the Middle Godjeb Valley, Western Plateau (Bannikova et al., 2001b). Formerly included in fumosa (Yalden et al., 1976) or luna (Heim de Balsac and Meester, 1977; Hutterer, 1981b), but Dippenaar (1980) showed that two endemic Ethiopian species, macmillani and thalia, were covered under these names. Karyotype (2n = 28) and restriction DNA analysis data indicate that macmillani is not part of the Ethiopian glassi-thalia group (Bannikova et al., 2001b).



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