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SPECIES Crocidura nigeriae

Author:Dollman, 1915.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 8, 15: 524.
Common Name:Nigerian Shrew
Type Locality:Nigeria, Asaba, 150 mi. (241 km) up the Niger.
Distribution:Rainforest in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Bioko; exact distribution unknown.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Formerly included in poensis; but see Heim de Balsac (1957), Meylan and Vogel (1982), and Hutterer and Happold (1983). The karyotype of nigeria (2n = 50, FN = 76) is identical to that of batesi from Cameroon (Schlitter et al., 1999), and it is possible that both are conspecifics.



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