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SPECIES Feroculus feroculus

Author:Kelaart, 1850.
Citation:J. Ceylon Branch Asiat. Soc., 2(5): 211.
Common Name:Kelaart's Long-clawed Shrew
Type Locality:Sri Lanka, C mountains at 6,000 ft. (1829 m), Nuwara Eliya.
Distribution:Primary swamps and forests in the C highlands of Sri Lanka, and montane swamps and marshes between 2200 and 2400 m at the border between Kerala and Tamil Nadu, S India.
Status:IUCN Endangered.
Comments:A rare and little-known species; available information summarized by Phillips (1980). Indian records confirmed by Pradhan et al. (1997). Their specimens showed smaller bodies and longer tails compared to specimens from Sri Lanka. Blanford (1888) also noted the presence of this shrew in the Palni Hills, S India.
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Synonyms:

    macropus (Blyth, 1851)
    newera (Wagner, 1855)
    newera-ellia (Kelaart, 1851)

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