Bushveld elephant shrew

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Bushveld elephant shrew[1]
Scientific classification
E. intufi
Binomial name
Elephantulus intufi
(A. Smith, 1836)
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Bushveld elephant shrew range

The bushveld elephant shrew or bushveld sengi (Elephantulus intufi) is a species of elephant shrew in the family Macroscelididae. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and hot deserts.[2]


The bushveld elephant shrew live in monogamous pairs within their own territory away from other pairs which can be attributed as a result of male mate guarding. Even though they live as monogamous pairs, the bushveld elephant shrew experience weak pair bonds.[3]


  1. ^ Schlitter, D.A. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 82–83. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ a b Stuart, C.; Perrin, M.; FitzGibbon, C.; Griffin, M. & Smit, H. (2008). "Elephantulus intufi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 29 December 2008.
  3. ^ Rathbun, G. B.; Rathbun, C. D. (2006). "Social structure of the bushveld sengi (Elephantulus intufi) in Namibia and the evolution of monogamy in the Macroscelidea". Journal of Zoology. 269 (3): 391–399. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.2006.00087.x. ISSN 1469-7998.