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SPECIES Crocidura foxi

Author:Dollman, 1915.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 8, 15: 514.
Common Name:Fox's Shrew
Type Locality:Nigeria, Panyam.
Distribution:Jos Plateau, Nigeria, and Sudan savanna zone of West Africa from Senegal to S Sudan.
Status:IUCN Vulnerable (not justified).
Comments:A member of the poensis group; may be conspecific with theresae, which it antedates; see Hutterer and Happold (1983). A series from Owerri, S Nigeria, referred to foxi by these authors, was later, upon re-examination, identified as a dark form of lamottei. The holotype of tephra Setzer, 1956 has been recently examined and is regarded as representing foxi in S Sudan; a previous allocation to viaria (Hutterer, 1984) was based upon examination of a paratype skin; however, the holotype represents a different species.
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    tephra Setzer, 1956

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