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SPECIES Suncus etruscus

Author:Savi, 1822.
Citation:Nuovo Giorn. de Letterati, Pisa, 1: 60.
Common Name:Etruscan Shrew
Type Locality:Italy, Pisa.
Distribution:S Europe and N Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt); Arabian Peninsula and Asia Minor to Iraq, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Yunnan (China); also India and Sri Lanka. West and East African records (Guinea, Nigeria, Ethiopia) are doubtful and need confirmation.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:European and Asian range reviewed by Spitzenberger (1970, 1990c); N African distribution mapped by Vesmanis (1987). Heim de Balsac and Meester (1977) discussed the African records south of the Sahara. Probably includes Podihik kura; see Nowak and Paradiso (1983:141). The records east of Afghanistan, particularly from S India (macrotis, nilgirica) are only tentatively included; Corbet (1978c:31) expressed doubt on the conspecificy of the Indian forms. The same applies to records from further east (Feiler and Nadler, 1997). Many authors included fellowesgordoni, hosei, madagascariensis, and malayanus in etruscus, however, in the present list they are all treated as valid species.
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    assamensis (Anderson, 1873)
    atratus (Blyth, 1855)
    bactrianus Stroganov, 1958
    hodgsoni (Blyth, 1855)
    kura (Deraniyagala, 1958)
    macrotis (Anderson, 1877)
    melanodon (Blyth, 1855)
    micronyx (Blyth, 1855)
    nanula (Stroganov, 1941)
    nilgirica (Anderson, 1877)
    nitidofulva (Anderson, 1877)
    nudipes (Blyth, 1855)
    pachyurus (Küster, 1835)
    perrotteti (Duvernoy, 1842)
    pygmaeoides (Anderson, 1877)
    pygmaeus (Hodgson, 1845)
    suaveolens (Blasius, 1857)
    travancorensis (Anderson, 1877)

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