Greater red musk shrew

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Greater red musk shrew
Crocidura cinnamomea - 1700-1880 - Print - Iconographia Zoologica - Special Collections University of Amsterdam - UBA01 IZ20900119 (cropped).tif
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Crocidura
Species: C. flavescens
Binomial name
Crocidura flavescens
(I. Geoffroy, 1827)
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Greater red musk shrew range

The greater red musk shrew (Crocidura flavescens) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is found in Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, and Swaziland. Its natural habitats are moist savanna, temperate grassland, and rural gardens.


  1. ^ Baxter, R. (2009). "Crocidura flavescens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 February 2010.  Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.