Volcano shrew

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Volcano shrew
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Sylvisorex
Species: S. vulcanorum
Binomial name
Sylvisorex vulcanorum
Hutterer & Verheyan, 1985
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Volcano shrew range

The volcano shrew (Sylvisorex vulcanorum) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae found in the high-altitude rainforest of Burundi, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and swamps.[1] Its type locality is Rwanda, Parc National des Volcans, Karisoke (0°28'S, 29°29'E, 3,100 m).[2]


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