Lesser forest shrew

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Lesser forest shrew
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Sylvisorex oriundus (lower image)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Sylvisorex
Species: S. oriundus
Binomial name
Sylvisorex oriundus
Hollister, 1916
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Lesser forest shrew range

The lesser forest shrew (Sylvisorex oriundus) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae[2] endemic to northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, where its type locality is Medje. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


  1. ^ Hutterer, R. 2004. "Sylvisorex oriundus". 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 30 July 2007.
  2. ^ Wilson, Don E.; Reeder, DeeAnn M. (eds.). 2005. "Sylvisorex oriundus". Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed). Johns Hopkins University Press.