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Crocidura rapax  G. Allen, 1923
Taxonomic Serial No.: 709764

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Chinese White-toothed Shrew [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      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 rapax G. Allen, 1923 – Chinese White-toothed Shrew  
    Direct Children:  
                                              SubspeciesCrocidura rapax kurodai Jameson and Jones, 1977  
                                              SubspeciesCrocidura rapax lutaoensis Fang and Lee, 2002  
                                              SubspeciesCrocidura rapax rapax G. Allen, 1923  
                                              SubspeciesCrocidura rapax tadae Tokuda and Kano, 1936  

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  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   
  Reference for: Crocidura rapax, Chinese White-toothed Shrew [English]   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Comments: Formerly included in russula or pullata, but see Jiang and Hoffmann (2001). Fang et al. (1997) retained kurodai as a separate species, but did not study rapax. Fang and Lee (2002) demonstrated that allopatric populations from Taiwan (kurodai), Orchid Isl (tadae) and Green Isl (lutaoensis) share the same karyotype (2n = 40, FN = 54 or 64), but differ in size and morphology and should therefore be considered as valid subspecies  



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