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SPECIES Crocidura mariquensis

Author:A. Smith, 1844.
Citation:Illustr. Zool. S. Afr. Mamm.: pl. 44, fig. 1.
Common Name:Swamp Musk Shrew
Type Locality:South Africa, "A wooded ravine near the tropic of Capricorn" = Marico River, near its junction with Limpopo.
Distribution:Swamps and forest from South Africa to Mozambique, W Zimbabwe, and Zambia; NW Botswana and NE Namibia to SC Angola; perhaps SE Dem. Rep. Congo.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Includes pilosa and sylvia as synonyms and shortridgei and neavei as subspecies; see Dippenaar (1977, 1979), who reviewed the species and selected a lectotype. May also include nigricans, which Crawford-Cabral (1987) considered distinct.
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SUBSPECIES mariquensis

SUBSPECIES neavei

SUBSPECIES shortridgei

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