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Crocidura olivieri  (Lesson, 1827)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 633653

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): African Giant Shrew [English]
 
    Olivier's Shrew [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 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  
                                        GenusCrocidura Wagler, 1832  
                                           SpeciesCrocidura olivieri (Lesson, 1827) – African Giant Shrew, Olivier's Shrew  
    Direct Children:  
                                              SubspeciesCrocidura olivieri anchietae Bocage, 1889  
                                              SubspeciesCrocidura olivieri bueae Heim de Balsac and Barloy, 1966  
                                              SubspeciesCrocidura olivieri cara Dollmann, 1915  
                                              SubspeciesCrocidura olivieri cinereoaenea (Rüppell, 1842)  
                                              SubspeciesCrocidura olivieri darfurea Thomas and Hinton, 1923  
                                              SubspeciesCrocidura olivieri giffardi de Winton, 1898  
                                              SubspeciesCrocidura olivieri guineensis Cabrera, 1903  
                                              SubspeciesCrocidura olivieri hansruppi Hutterer, 1981  
                                              SubspeciesCrocidura olivieri hedenborgiana (Sundevall, 1843)  
                                              SubspeciesCrocidura olivieri kivu Osgood, 1910  
                                              SubspeciesCrocidura olivieri manni Peters, 1878  
                                              SubspeciesCrocidura olivieri martiensseni Neumann, 1900  
                                              SubspeciesCrocidura olivieri nyansae Neumann, 1900  
                                              SubspeciesCrocidura olivieri occidentalis (Pucheran, 1855)  
                                              SubspeciesCrocidura olivieri odorata (Leconte, 1857)  
                                              SubspeciesCrocidura olivieri olivieri (Lesson, 1827)  
                                              SubspeciesCrocidura olivieri spurelli Thomas, 1910  
                                              SubspeciesCrocidura olivieri sururae Heller, 1910  
                                              SubspeciesCrocidura olivieri toritensis Setzer, 1956  
                                              SubspeciesCrocidura olivieri zuleika Dollman, 1915  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Rainer Hutterer   
  Notes: Zoologisches Forschunginstitut und Museum Alexander Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany   
  Reference for: Crocidura olivieri    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source:    
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  Notes:    
  Reference for:    
       
  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: Crocidura olivieri   
       
  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   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Crocidura olivieri, African Giant Shrew [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole   
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Crocidura olivieri, Olivier's Shrew [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Africa  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Crocidura olivieri is the valid and widely used name for large African shrews previously known as flavescens (which is now the valid name for a species restricted to South Africa; see Maddalena et al., 1987). Chitaukali et al. (2001) recently proposed to use occidentalis instead of olivieri, which they regard as a nomen dubium, despite the neotype designation by Corbet (1978). The description of C. olivieri was based on a large mummified shrew from Ancient Egypt. The same species occurs in ...  
 

 

   


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