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SPECIES Crocidura fuliginosa

Author:Blyth, 1855.
Citation:J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, ser. 2, 24: 362.
Common Name:Southeast Asian Shrew
Type Locality:Burma, Schwegyin, near Pegu.
Distribution:N India, Burma, adjacent China, Malaysian Peninsula and adjacent isls; exact distribution unknown.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:A large S Asian shrew with a complex taxonomic history. Ruedi et al. (1990) demonstrated unrecognized sympatry of two cryptic but chromosomally distinct forms, one of which was provisionally labeled C. cf. malayana. For taxa formerly and actually included in fuliginosa see Jenkins (1976, 1982) and Ruedi (1995). Medway (1977) and Heaney and Timm (1983b) included dracula, which Lekagul and McNeely (1977) considered a distinct species. The list of synonyms is provisional; see also under malayana. Specimens from Zhejiang, E China assiged to C. fuliginosa (Zhuge, 1993) may represent an undescribed taxon (Jiang and Hoffmann, 2001). Karyotypes from Indochina and the Malay Peninsula count 2n = 40, FN = 54-58 (Ruedi and Vogel, 1995).


SUBSPECIES fuliginosa



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