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Sylvisorex  Thomas, 1904
Taxonomic Serial No.: 633461

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
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  Current Standing: valid  
       
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2006   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderSoricomorpha Gregory, 1910  
                                  FamilySoricidae G. Fischer, 1814 – shrews  
                                     SubfamilyCrocidurinae Milne-Edwards, 1872 – white-toothed shrews  
                                        GenusSylvisorex Thomas, 1904  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Sylvisorex camerunensis Heim de Balsac, 1968 – Cameroonian Forest Shrew 
                                           Species Sylvisorex granti Thomas, 1907 – Grant's Forest Shrew, Grant's Shrew 
                                           Species Sylvisorex howelli Jenkins, 1984 – Howell's Forest Shrew, Howell's Shrew 
                                           Species Sylvisorex isabellae Heim de Balsac, 1968 – Bioko Forest Shrew, Isabella Shrew 
                                           Species Sylvisorex johnstoni (Dobson, 1888) – Johnston's Forest Shrew, Johnston's Shrew 
                                           Species Sylvisorex konganensis Ray and Hutterer, 1996 – Kongana Shrew 
                                           Species Sylvisorex lunaris Thomas, 1906 – Moon Forest Shrew, Crescent Shrew 
                                           Species Sylvisorex morio (Gray, 1862) – Mt. Cameroon Forest Shrew, Arrogant Shrew 
                                           Species Sylvisorex ollula Thomas, 1913 – Greater Forest Shrew, Forest Muskshrew 
                                           Species Sylvisorex oriundus Hollister, 1916 – Lesser Forest Shrew, Mountain Shrew 
                                           Species Sylvisorex pluvialis Hutterer and Schlitter, 1996 – Rain Forest Shrew 
                                           Species Sylvisorex vulcanorum Hutterer and Verheyen, 1985 – Volcano Shrew 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Rainer Hutterer  
  Notes: Zoologisches Forschunginstitut und Museum Alexander Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany   
  Reference for: Sylvisorex    
       
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  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Sylvisorex   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
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  Reference for: Sylvisorex   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Comments: For placement in Crocidurinae see Repenning (1967:15). The genus was regarded as part of Suncus by Smithers and Tello (1976), but was retained by Ansell (1978). Querouil et al. (2001) studied 16s rRNA sequences of four species and found the genus, as currently understood, polyphyletic. As a consequence, S. megalura is removed from Sylvisorex and included in Suncus. Further taxonomic action will require a careful analysis of all taxa. Heim de Balsac (1968) and Jenkins (1984) figured and disc...  
 

 

   

 
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