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SPECIES Elephantulus rufescens

Author:Peters, 1878.
Citation:Monatsb. K. Preuss. Akad. Wiss., Berlin, 1878: 198.
Common Name:Rufous Elephant Shrew
Type Locality:Kenya, Taita, Ndi.
Distribution:S and E Ethiopia; Kenya; E Uganda; S Sudan; N, C and W Tanzania; N and S Somalia.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Corbet (1974:5) provisionally recognized six subspecies based on considerable but discontinuous variation. See Koontz and Roeper (1983, Mammalian Species, 204).
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SUBSPECIES rufescens

SUBSPECIES boranus

SUBSPECIES dundasi

SUBSPECIES peasei

SUBSPECIES pulcher

SUBSPECIES somalicus

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