Mammal Species of the World Logo


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

SPECIES Crocidura poensis

Author:Fraser, 1842.
Actual Date:1843
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1842: 200.
Common Name:Fraser's Musk Shrew
Type Locality:Equatorial Guinea, Bioko (Fernando Po), Clarence.
Distribution:West Africa (Guinea to Cameroon), Bioko, and Principe Isl.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:The definition of this large black shrew is still problematic. The karyotype (2n = 52, 53, FN = 70, 72) is only known from the Côte d’Ivoire population (pamela) (Meylan and Vogel, 1982), but not from the type locality. For synonyms see Heim de Balsac and Meester (1977) and Hutterer and Happold (1983).



    calabarensis Sanderson, 1940
    pamela Dollman, 1915
    schweitzeri Peters, 1877
    soricoides (Murray, 1860)
    stampflii Jentink, 1888

  Bucknell Home Page   Biology Department Home Page


©Bucknell Univesity All Rights Reserved
Comments and questions to