Japanese water shrew

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Japanese water shrew
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Chimarrogale
C. platycephalus
Binomial name
Chimarrogale platycephalus
Temminck, 1842
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Japanese water shrew range

The Japanese water shrew (Chimarrogale platycephalus), also called the flat-headed water shrew, is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is endemic to Japan.


  • Abe, H. (2008). "Chimarrogale platycephala". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  • Media related to Chimarrogale platycephalus at Wikimedia Commons