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SPECIES Crocidura luna

Author:Dollman, 1910.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 8, 5: 175.
Common Name:Moonshine Shrew
Type Locality:Dem. Rep. Congo, "Bunkeya River, Shaba Province".
Distribution:Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, E Angola, Dem. Rep. Congo, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:A uniform group of bluish-gray shrews that exhibit a considerable geographic size variation; probably a composite group. Revised by Dippenaar and Meester (1989). Does not include macmillani, raineyi, and selina. In a biochemical comparison, specimens from Rwanda grouped outside all other African Crocidura studied (Maddalena, 1990).



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    inyangai Lundholm, 1955
    johnstoni Dollmann, 1915
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    umbrosa Dollman, 1915

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