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SPECIES Soriculus nigrescens

Author:Gray, 1842.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., [ser. 1], 10: 261.
Common Name:Himalayan Shrew
Type Locality:"India", West Bengal, Darjeeling.
Distribution:Middle altitudes of the Himalaya from Tibet and Nepal to Bhutan, Assam (India) and SW China.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:The form radulus is distinctly smaller (Hoffmann, 1985b), however, Motokawa (2003a) has shown that minor antedates radulus and should be used as the valid name for the small form (or species) occurring in Bhutan and Assam. For synonyms see Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951).
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SUBSPECIES nigrescens



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