Sumatran giant shrew

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Sumatran giant shrew
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Crocidura
C. lepidura
Binomial name
Crocidura lepidura
Lyon, 1908 [2]
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Sumatran giant shrew range

The Sumatran giant shrew (Crocidura lepidura) is a shrew of the genus Crocidura. It is native to the Indonesian island of Sumatra,[2] where it is found both in the rainforests to the west of the island and in the hillsides in the south and east. The shrew can be found up to approximately 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) above sea level but is most common at 1,500–1,800 metres (4,900–5,900 ft) above sea level.[1]


  1. ^ a b D. Lunde; L. Ruedas & N. J. van Strien (2008). "Crocidura lepidura". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 3.1 (3.1). International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved May 11, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Wilson, Don E.; Reeder, DeeAnn M. (2005). Mammal species of the world: a taxonomic and geographic reference. 1. p. 237. Retrieved 2010-11-03.

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