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SPECIES Crocidura silacea

Author:Thomas, 1895.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, 16: 53.
Common Name:Lesser Gray-brown Musk Shrew
Type Locality:South Africa, Mpumalanga Prov., Barberton dist., De Kaap, Figtree Creek.
Distribution:Occurs in most of South Africa, and parts of Botswana, Angola; Mozambique, Zambia and S Malawi.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:This species was formerly assigned to gracilipes or hildegardeae, but is not conspecific with either of these; see Meester et al. (1986) for a discussion.
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Synonyms:

    holobrunneus Roberts, 1931

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