Black shrew

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Black shrew[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Suncus
S. ater
Binomial name
Suncus ater
(Medway, 1965)
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Black shrew range

The black shrew (Suncus ater) is a white-toothed shrew only known from Mount Kinabalu in the Malaysian state of Sabah on the island of Borneo. It is listed as a critically endangered species due to habitat loss and a restricted range. It is the smallest shrew of its kind and lives in parts of middle Asia.


  1. ^ Hutterer, R. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 258. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ Chiozza, F. (2008). "Suncus ater". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 4 July 2010. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of data deficient.