Sumatran water shrew

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Sumatran water shrew[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Chimarrogale
C. sumatrana
Binomial name
Chimarrogale sumatrana
(Thomas, 1921)
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Sumatran water shrew range

The Sumatran water shrew (Chimarrogale sumatrana) is a red-toothed shrew found only in the Padang highlands of western Sumatra, Indonesia. Its natural habitats are streams in montane forests. The species is only known from a holotype, which is damaged, and was previously listed as critically endangered by IUCN.[2] It is believed to be severely threatened by habitat loss.[3]


  1. ^ Hutterer, R. (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. 276. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ a b Chiozza, F. (2008). "Chimarrogale sumatrana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Sumatran Water Shrew Chimarrogale sumatrana". EDGE of Existence programme. Retrieved 25 May 2014.

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