Mount Kenya mole shrew

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Mount Kenya mole shrew
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Surdisorex
S. polulus
Binomial name
Surdisorex polulus
Hollister, 1916
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Mount Kenya mole shrew range

The Mount Kenya mole shrew (Surdisorex polulus) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae endemic to Mount Kenya in Kenya. Its natural habitat is tropical high-altitude bamboo and grassland.[1]

The Mt. Kenya mole shrew is listed as vulnerable because it is known to only be found in a single location in highlands of Mount Kenya. The habitat of the species is dense montane grassland.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Hutterer, R. & Oguge, N. (2008). "Surdisorex polulus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 15 February 2015.