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SPECIES Crocidura monax

Author:Thomas, 1910.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 8, 6: 310.
Common Name:Kilimanjaro Shrew
Type Locality:Tanzania, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Rombo, 6,000 ft. (1829 m).
Distribution:Montane forests in N Tanzania and possibly W Kenya.
Status:IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:Part of the the littoralis group; see Dieterlen and Heim de Balsac (1979). Does not includes oritis (part of littoralis) and ultima (treated as full species here) as suggested by Heim de Balsac and Meester (1977). The real distribution of C. monax is unknown; Jenkins (in Burgess et al., 2000) restricted monax to the type locality, while Stanley et al. (2000b) listed it from a number of mountains in N Tanzania. Dollman (1914) recorded the species from W Kenya, but these records need to be confirmed.



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