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SPECIES Nectogale elegans

Author:Milne-Edwards, 1870.
Citation:C.R. Acad. Sci. Paris, 70: 341.
Common Name:Elegant Water Shrew
Type Locality:China, Sichuan, Moupin (= Baoxing).
Distribution:Cold mountain streams across the Himalayas and in W and C China; Tibet (Xizang Aut. Region), Nepal, Sikkim (India), Bhutan, N Burma, and Yunnan, Sichuan and Shaanxi (China).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:A species highly adapted for a semi-aquatic life (Hutterer, 1985). Includes sikhimensis, see Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951) and Hoffmann (1987). Reviewed by Hutterer (1993b).



    sikhimensis de Winton, 1899

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