From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Temporal range: Miocene to Recent
Brehms - Crocidura russulus.jpg
Greater white-toothed shrew (Crocidura russula)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Subfamily: Crocidurinae
Genus: Crocidura
Wagler, 1832
Type species
Crocidura leucodon
(Hermann, 1780)

See text.

The genus Crocidura is one of nine genera of the shrew subfamily Crocidurinae. Members of the genus are commonly called white-toothed shrews or musk shrews, although both also apply to all of the species in the subfamily. With over 180 species, Crocidura contains the most species of any mammal genus.[2] The name Crocidura means "woolly tail", because the tail of Crocidura species are covered in short hairs interspersed with longer ones.[3]

List of species[edit]

*New species.[7]
**New species.[8]
***New species.[9]


  1. ^ Hutterer, R. (2005). "Genus Crocidura". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 224–255. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ a b c d Jenkins, Paulina D.; Darrin P. Lunde & Clive B. Moncrieff (2009). "Descriptions of New Species of Crocidura (Soricomorpha: Soricidae) from Mainland Southeast Asia, with Synopses of Previously Described Species and Remarks on Biogeography" (PDF). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 331: 356–405. doi:10.1206/582-10.1.
  3. ^ Palmer, T.S. Index generum mammalium : a list of the genera and families of mammals. p. 204.
  4. ^ Esselstyn, J.A.; Goodman, S.M. (2010). "New species of shrew (Soricidae: Crocidura) from Sibuyan Island, Philippines". Journal of Mammalogy. 91 (6): 1467–1472. doi:10.1644/10-MAMM-A-002.1.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Jenkins, P.; Abramov, A.; Bannikova, А.; Rozhnov, V. (2013). "Bones and genes: Resolution problems in three Vietnamese species of Crocidura (Mammalia, Soricomorpha, Soricidae) and the description of an additional new species". ZooKeys. 313 (313): 61–79. doi:10.3897/zookeys.313.4823. PMC 3701231. PMID 23840165.
  6. ^ Demos, T.C.; Achmadi, A.S.; Handika, H.; Maharadatunkamsi; Rowe, K.C.; Esselstyn, J.A. (2016). "A new species of shrew (Soricomorpha: Crocidura) from Java, Indonesia: possible character displacement despite interspecific gene flow". Journal of Mammalogy. doi:10.1093/jmammal/gyw183.
  7. ^ Jenkins, P. D.; Abramov, A. V.; Rozhnov, V. V.; Makarova, O. V. (2007-09-19). "Description of two new species of white-toothed shrews belonging to the genus Crocidura (Soricomorpha: Soricidae) from Ngoc Linh Mountain, Vietnam" (PDF). Zootaxa. 1589: 57–68.
  8. ^ Lunde, D.P.; Musser, G.G. & Ziegler, T. (2004). "Description of a new species of Crocidura (Soricomorpha: Soricidae, Crocidurinae) from Ke Go Nature Reserve, Vietnam". Mammal Study. 29: 27–36. doi:10.3106/mammalstudy.29.27.
  9. ^ Meegaskumbura; et al. (2007-12-19). "Crocidura hikmiya, a new shrew (Mammalia: Soricomorpha: Soricidae) from Sri Lanka" (PDF). Zootaxa. 1665: 19–30.