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SPECIES Suncus lixus

Author:Thomas, 1897.
Actual Date:1898
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1897: 930.
Common Name:Greater Dwarf Shrew
Type Locality:Malawi, Nyika Plateau (between 10 and 11S and 3340' to 3410'E).
Distribution:Savanna zones of Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Dem. Rep. Congo, Zambia, Angola, Botswana, and South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal, Northwest Prov., Mpumalanga, and Limpopo).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Heim de Balsac and Meester (1977) included aequatorius and gratulus in lixus; the former is treated as a separate species here. Gureev (1979:383) listed gratulus as a distinct species without comment.
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    gratulus (Thomas and Schwann, 1907)

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