Crocidura kegoensis

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Crocidura kegoensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Crocidura
Species:
C. kegoensis
Binomial name
Crocidura kegoensis
Lunde et al. 2004

Crocidura kegoensis, also known as the Ke Go shrew[1] or Ke Go white-toothed shrew,[2] is a species of shrew in the genus Crocidura described in 2004. It is smaller than other Crocidura species known from Vietnam, brownish-grey in colour with black markings on the muzzle. Its hair is short (hair on the back of 1.5 mm and 1.0 mm on the underside). The holotype was found in the Ke Go Nature Reserve, in Vietnam's Ha Tinh province, at an altitude of about 200 m.[2]

The holotype measurements are given below, all of which make it the smallest described Vietnamese species in its genus.

Head-body length 48 mm
Tail length 27 mm
Hind-foot Length 10 mm
Ear length 5mm

References[edit]

  1. ^ Francis, C. M. (2008). A field guide to the mammals of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers. p. 187. ISBN 9781845377359.
  2. ^ a b Lunde, D.P.; Musser, G.G. & Ziegler, T. (2004). "Description of a new species of Crocidura (Soricomorpha: Soricidae, Crocidurinae) from Ke Go Nature Reserve, Vietnam". Mammal Study. 29: 27–36. doi:10.3106/mammalstudy.29.27.