Eastern rock elephant shrew

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Eastern rock elephant shrew[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Macroscelidea
Family: Macroscelididae
Genus: Elephantulus
Species: E. myurus
Binomial name
Elephantulus myurus
Thomas & Schwann, 1906
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Eastern Rock Elephant Shrew range
This image was taken by Mark Tittley on the rocky hill above the town of Greylingstad in South Africa on 1 June 2015.

The eastern rock elephant shrew or eastern rock sengi (Elephantulus myurus) is a species of elephant shrew in the family Macroscelididae. It is found in Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland and 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. 83. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Stuart, C.; FitzGibbon, C.; Perrin, M. & Smit, H. (2008). "Elephantulus myurus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 29 December 2008.