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SPECIES Suncus zeylanicus

Author:Phillips, 1928.
Citation:Spolia Zeylan., 14: 313.
Common Name:Jungle Shrew
Type Locality:Sri Lanka, Gonagama Estate, Kitulgala, 900 ft. (274 m).
Distribution:Higlands of Sri Lanka.
Status:IUCN Endangered.
Comments:Phillips (1980) stressed that zeylanicus differs distinctly from murinus in the flesh, particularly by its long and almost naked tail, and that it lives in primary forest. However, its relation to montanus has still to be studied.
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