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SPECIES Suncus montanus

Author:Kelaart, 1850.
Citation:J. Ceylon Br. Asiat. Soc., 2: 211.
Common Name:Asian Highland Shrew
Type Locality:Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya, Pidurutalagala.
Distribution:Forested highlands in Sri Lanka and S India.
Status:IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:Commonly included in murinus (Ellerman and Morrison-Scott, 1966:66), but represents a much smaller and always blackish species of primary forest habitats. Also genetically distinct from murinus (Ruedi et al., 1996). Listed as a species by Corbet and Hill (1991:36). The Indian population is recognized as a valid subspecies (niger).
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SUBSPECIES montanus

SUBSPECIES niger

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