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Myosorex zinki  Heim de Balsac and Lamotte, 1956
Taxonomic Serial No.: 709798

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Kilimanjaro Mouse Shrew [English]
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  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  
                                     SubfamilyMyosoricinae Kretzoi, 1965  
                                        GenusMyosorex Gray, 1838  
                                           SpeciesMyosorex zinki Heim de Balsac and Lamotte, 1956 – Kilimanjaro Mouse Shrew  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
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  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: Myosorex zinki, Kilimanjaro Mouse Shrew [English]   

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  Comment: Comments: In the last edition of this checklist (Hutterer, 1993a) this species was ommitted by mistake. This is a large and distinct species that resembles M. eisentrauti from Bioko (Stanley and Hutterer, 2000). Grimshaw et al. (1997) listed it as endemic to Mt. Kilimanjaro. Shore and Garbett (1991) collected one specimen at 3500 m. Recently it was found to be common on that mountain (W. T. Stanley, pers. comm., 2002)  



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