Elegant water shrew

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Elegant water shrew
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Nectogale
Milne-Edwards, 1870
N. elegans
Binomial name
Nectogale elegans
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Elegant water shrew range

The elegant water shrew (Nectogale elegans) is a species of mammal in the subfamily Soricinae of the family Soricidae. It is monotypic within the genus Nectogale.[citation needed] It lives in Sikkim and China.


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