Bornean pygmy shrew
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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.
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