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SPECIES Crunomys suncoides

Author:Rickart, Heaney, Tabaranza, Jr., and Balete, 1998.
Citation:Fieldiana Zool., ns, 89: 8.
Common Name:Katanglad Shrew Mouse
Type Locality:Philippines, Mindanao Isl, Bukidnon Province, 18.5 km S, 4 km E Camp Phillips, 2250 m, 0809'N, 12451'E.
Distribution:Greater Mindanao Faunal Region. Known only from the type locality but may occur elsewhere on Mindanao in primary tropical upper montane rainforest (Rickart et al., 1998).
Comments:Recorded only by the holotype. On Mt Katanglad, the montane C. suncoides is separated by about 700 m from the upper altitudinal range limits of C. melanius, which also occurs elsewhere in lowlands near sea level (Rickart et al., 1998). Standard karyotype (2n = FN = 36) substantially different from any other Philippine Old Endemic (Rickart et al., 1998; Rickart and Heaney, 2002).
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