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SPECIES Crocidura thalia

Author:Dippenaar, 1980.
Citation:Ann. Transvaal Mus., 32: 138-147.
Common Name:Thalia's Shrew
Type Locality:Ethiopia, NW Bale Province, Gedeb Mtns, SE Dodola, 2,600 m (0655'N, 3910'E).
Distribution:Forest and moorland of the Ethiopian highlands on both sides of the Rift Valley (Yalden et al., 1997).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Previous to its description, thalia was known as C. luna macmillani (e.g., Hutterer, 1981c) or C. fumosa; see Yalden (1988), who studied the altitudinal distribution. Chromosomally (2n = 36) and genetically close to C. glassi (Bannikova et al., 2001b; Lavrenchenko et al., 1997).
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