Mammal Species of the World Logo


HOME --> CLASS MAMMALIA  --> ORDER SORICOMORPHA  --> FAMILY Soricidae  --> SUBFAMILY Crocidurinae  --> GENUS Crocidura

SPECIES Crocidura orii

Author:Kuroda, 1924.
Citation:[New Mammals from the Ryukyu Islands]: 3.
Common Name:Ryukyu Shrew
Type Locality:Japan, Ryukyu Islands, Amamioshima, Komi.
Distribution:Amami Group of Ryukyu Isls, Japan.
Status:IUCN Endangered.
Comments:Provisionally included in dsinezumi (Corbet, 1978c); but regarded as a separate species by Imaizumi (1961, 1970b), Abe (1967), Jenkins (1976), Corbet and Hill (1992), and Hutterer (1993a), among others. The species was first described by Kuroda (1924) in a publication which, although privately published, has been regarded as available by all subsequent authors. See Motokawa (1998) for a review of the species.



  Bucknell Home Page   Biology Department Home Page


©Bucknell Univesity All Rights Reserved
Comments and questions to