Cape elephant shrew

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Cape elephant shrew[1]
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Macroscelidea
Family: Macroscelididae
Genus: Elephantulus
Species: E. edwardii
Binomial name
Elephantulus edwardii
(A. Smith, 1839)
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Cape elephant shrew range

The Cape elephant shrew, Cape rock elephant shrew, or Cape sengi (Elephantulus edwardii) is a species of elephant shrew in the family Macroscelididae. It is endemic to South Africa. Its natural habitat is rocky areas.[2]


  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. p. 82. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Stuart, C.; Perrin, M.; FitzGibbon, C.; Griffin, M. & Smit, H. (2008). "Elephantulus edwardii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 29 December 2008.