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SPECIES Crocidura watasei

Author:Kuroda, 1924.
Citation:[New Mammals from the Ryukyu Islands]: 1.
Common Name:Lesser Ryukyu Shrew
Type Locality:Japan, Ryukyu Archipelago, Amamioshima, Komi.
Distribution:C Ryukyu Isls.
Comments:Endemic to the C Ryukyus (Motokawa et al., 1996). Formerly a subspecies of horsfieldii (e.g., Jameson and Jones, 1977), but differs in size and karyotype (2n = 26, FN = 52; Hattori et al., 1990).
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