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SPECIES Crocidura katinka

Author:Bate, 1937.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser 10, 20: 398.
Common Name:Katinka's Shrew
Type Locality:Israel, Tabun Cave, Levels E to D (Pleistocene).
Distribution:Israel and Palestine, Syria, SW Iran (Hutterer and Kock, 2002, and unpublished).
Comments:The brief diagnosis of Bate (1937a) was detailed by Bate (1937b). The species was previously known only from Pleistocene fossils, but Hutterer and Kock (2002) allocated remains from fresh owl pellets collected in Syria to this species. A yet unreported specimen from SW Iran appears to represent the same species.



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