Bornean pygmy shrew

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Bornean pygmy shrew
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Suncus
Species: S. hosei
Binomial name
Suncus hosei
(Thomas, 1893)
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Bornean pygmy shrew range

The Bornean pygmy shrew (Suncus hosei) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It was named for zoologist Charles Hose. It is endemic to Malaysia particularly northern Borneo, northern Sarawak and northeastern Sabah, but it may be more widespread and it occur in Brunei and northern Kalimantan. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is often listed as Etruscan shrew but they are both different species. The species had been listed as "vulnerable" since 1996 until changed to "Data Deficient" in 2008. The exact threats are unknown but if it is forest dependent, it is threatened by habitat loss for plantations especially palm oil, logging and fires and it is not known from any protected areas.


  1. ^ Lunde, D. & Ruedas, L. (2008). "Suncus hosei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 July 2010.  Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of data deficient.