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SPECIES Myosorex tenuis

Author:Thomas and Schwann, 1905.
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1905: 131-132.
Common Name:Thin Mouse Shrew
Type Locality:South Africa, Mpumalanga Prov., near Wakkerstroom, Zuurbron.
Distribution:Mpumalanga Prov. (South Africa) and possibly W Mozambique.
Status:IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:Provisionally regarded as a distinct species by Wolhuter (in Smithers, 1983:3) because of sympatry with cafer and a different karyotype (2n = 40). Meester et al. (1986) included tenuis in cafer.
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