Flores shrew

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Flores Shrew[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Soricomorpha
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Suncus
Species: S. mertensi
Binomial name
Suncus mertensi
Kock, 1974
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Flores Shrew range

The Flores Shrew (Suncus mertensi) is a white-toothed shrew found only on Flores Island, Indonesia. It is listed as a critically endangered species due to habitat loss and a restricted range.


  1. ^ Hutterer, R. (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. 260. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Insectivore Specialist Group (1996). Suncus mertensi. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 2006-05-11. Listed as Critically Endangered (CR B1+2c v2.3)