Rain forest shrew

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Rain forest shrew
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Sylvisorex
Species: S. pluvialis
Binomial name
Sylvisorex pluvialis
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Rain forest shrew range

The rain forest shrew (Sylvisorex pluvialis) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae endemic to Cameroon. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is known only from its type locality, and from Kongana, Central African Republic.[1]

Type locality: Cameroon, SW Province, Korup N. P., Ikenge Research Station, 160 m elevation [05°16'N, 09°08'E].[2]


  1. ^ Hutterer, R. 2004. Sylvisorex pluvialis 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Downloaded on 30 July 2007.
  2. ^ Wilson, Don E.; Reeder, DeeAnn M. (eds.). 2005. Sylvisorex pluvialis. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed). Johns Hopkins U. Pr.