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SPECIES Crocidura lusitania

Author:Dollman, 1915.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 8, 15: 516.
Common Name:Mauritanian Shrew
Type Locality:Mauritania, "Trarza country".
Distribution:Sahelian zone from S Morocco to Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Nigeria, Sudan and Ethiopia; a Saharan record from Mali.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Included in subgenus Afrosorex by Hutterer (1986a), but a recent genetic study (Querouil et al., In Press) does not support this action. For a summary of distributional records, see Hutterer (1986a) and Sidiyene (1989). Karyotype has 2n = 38, FN = 64 (Maddalena and Ruedi, 1994).
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