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SPECIES Crocidura attenuata

Author:Milne-Edwards, 1872.
Citation:Rech. Hist. Nat. Mamm.: 263.
Common Name:Asian Gray Shrew
Type Locality:China, Szechuan, Moupin (= Sichuan, Baoxing).
Distribution:Assam, Sikkim (India), Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Peninsular Malaysia, S China; a doubtful record from Batan Isl (Philippines).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Reviewed by Heaney and Timm (1983b), Jenkins (1976), and Jiang and Hoffmann (2001:1069, Fig. 7), who included tanakae, which is now elevated to species level. Jenkins (1982) and Corbet and Hill (1992) included the long-tailed aequicaudata, but see under C. paradoxura. Motokawa et al. (2001b) contrasted the karyotype of Chinese mainland attenuata (2n = 35-38, FN = 54) against the karyotype of Taiwanese tanakae (2n = 40, FN = 56) and suggested species status for the latter. A karyotype from Thailand identified as attenuata (Tsuchiya et al., 1979) with 2n = 50 was probably based on a misidentification; it probably represented C. hilliana.
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Synonyms:

    grisea Howell, 1926
    grisescens Howell, 1928
    kingiana Anderson, 1877
    rubricosa Anderson, 1877

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