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SPECIES Crocidura nigrofusca

Author:Matschie, 1895.
Citation:SSugethiere Deutsch-Ost-Afrikas: 33.
Common Name:African Black Shrew
Type Locality:Dem. Rep. Congo, Semliki Valley, "Wukalala, Kinyawanga im Westen des Semliki".
Distribution:S Ethiopia and Sudan through E Africa to Zambia and Angola, Dem. Rep. Congo, perhaps Cameroon.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Includes luluae Matschie, 1926 (Luluabourg, Dem. Rep. Congo) and zaodon Osgood, 1910 (Nairobi, Kenya) which were listed as separate species by Heim de Balsac and Meester (1977) and Dippenaar and Meester (1989); see Hutterer et al. (1987b). The holotypes of nigrofusca, luluae, and zaodon have been studied. Gureev (1979) listed ansorgei, nilotica, and zena as distinct species without comment. The species requires a careful systematic revision.For synonyms see Heim de Balsac and Meester (1977).
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Synonyms:

    ansorgei Dollman, 1915
    cabrerai Morales Agacino, 1935
    kempi Dollman, 1915
    lakiundae Heller, 1912
    luluae Matschie, 1926
    nilotica Heller, 1910
    nyikae Dollman, 1915
    provocax Thomas, 1910
    zaodon Osgood, 1910
    zena Dollman, 1915

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