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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Subfamily: Myosoricinae
Genus: Surdisorex
Thomas, 1906
Type species
Surdisorex norae
Thomas, 1906

Surdisorex is a genus of mammals in the family Soricidae. It is one of three genera of African shrews, which, in turn, are one of three living subfamilies of shrews. They are called African mole shrews because of their similarity to moles, to which they are not closely related. The three species, all found only in Kenya, are:


  • Kerbis Peterhans, J., Stanley, W.T., Hutterer, R., Demos, T.C. and Agwanda, B. 2009. A new species of Surdisorex Thomas, 1906 (Mammalia, Soricidae) from western Kenya. Bonner zoologische Beiträge 56(3):175–183.