African giant shrew

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African giant shrew
The Congo Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History (1919) (20680539435).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Crocidura
Species: C. olivieri
Binomial name
Crocidura olivieri
(Lesson, 1827)
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African giant shrew range

The African giant shrew (Crocidura olivieri) is a species of shrew. It is also known as Olivier's shrew. It is native to Africa, where it is widespread and occurs in many types of habitat. It is found near human habitation, where it is considered to be a pest species.[1] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, dry savanna, moist savanna, arable land, rural gardens, urban areas, and heavily degraded former forest.[1]


  1. ^ a b Hutterer, R. 2008. Crocidura olivieri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. Downloaded on 09 April 2015.