Eastern rock elephant shrew

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Eastern rock elephant shrew[1]
Eastern Rock Elephant Shrew.jpg
This image was taken by Mark Tittley on the rocky hill above the town of Greylingstad in South Africa on 1 June 2015.
Scientific classification
E. myurus
Binomial name
Elephantulus myurus
Thomas & Schwann, 1906
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Eastern Rock Elephant Shrew range

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]


Eastern rock elephant shrews are one of three sengi species known to breed seasonally, during the spring and summer. Environmental factors that influence breeding patterns include temperature, rainfall, and lack of food. Mothers normally give birth to two sets of twins. Their young are known to walk very soon [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. 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.
  3. ^ http://www.nrcresearchpress.com. Missing or empty |title= (help)