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SPECIES Sylvisorex lunaris

Author:Thomas, 1906.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 7, 18: 139.
Common Name:Moon Forest Shrew
Type Locality:Uganda, Ruwenzori East, Mubuku Valley, 12,000 ft. (3,810 m).
Distribution:The high mountain zone of C Africa up to 4,500 m; Ruwenzori (Uganda, Dem. Rep. Congo), Virunga Volcanoes (Rwanda), and on both sides of Lake Kivu (Dem. Rep. Congo, Burundi).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Includes ruandae but not oriundus; both were listed as distinct species by Gureev (1979:380-381). Karyotype (2n = 58, FN = 80) described by Maddalena and Ruedi (1994).



    ruandae Lönnberg and Gyldenstolpe, 1925

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