Somali elephant shrew

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Somali elephant shrew[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Macroscelidea
Family: Macroscelididae
Genus: Elephantulus
Species: E. revoili
Binomial name
Elephantulus revoili
(Huet, 1881)
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Somali elephant shrew range

The Somali elephant shrew or Somali sengi (Elephantulus revoili) is a species of elephant shrew in the family Macroscelididae. It is endemic to Somalia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and hot deserts.[2]  The Somali sengi is among the 25 “most wanted lost” species that are the focus of Global Wildlife Conservation’s “Search for Lost Species” initiative. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schlitter, D.A. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 83. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b FitzGibbon, C.; Perrin, M.; Stuart, C. (2008). "Elephantulus revoili". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "The Search for Lost Species". Global Wildlife Conservation.