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SPECIES Suncus fellowesgordoni

Author:Phillips, 1932.
Citation:Spolia Zeylan., 17: 124.
Common Name:Sri Lankan Shrew
Type Locality:Sri Lanka, Central Province, Ohiya, West Haputale Estate (6,000 ft. = 1829 m).
Distribution:C highlands of Sri Lanka.
Status:IUCN Endangered.
Comments:Although usually included in S. etruscus, this taxon represents a species endemic to Sri Lanka (see also Jenkins et al., 1998). Podihik kura Deraniyagala, 1958, which was included in this species by Phillips (1980), does not represent fellowesgordoni, but is more similar to etruscus and included therein.



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