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Suncus megalura  (Jentink, 1888)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 709815

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Sylvisorex megalura (Jentink, 1888)
  Common Name(s): Climbing 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  
                                     SubfamilyCrocidurinae Milne-Edwards, 1872 – white-toothed shrews  
                                        GenusSuncus Ehrenberg, 1832 – white-toothed shrews  
                                           SpeciesSuncus megalura (Jentink, 1888) – Climbing 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: Suncus megalura, Climbing Shrew [English]   

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  Comment: Comments: Until recently placed in genus Sylvisorex, but genetic data (Querouil et al., 2001) show that S. megalura is the sister species of the Indian S. dayi. Karyotype (2n = 48, FN = 96) described by Meylan (1975). A common African species of forest edges and forested savannas; range mapped by Hutterer et al. (1987b). Gureev (1979:381) listed sorella as a distinct species without comment. Some geographic variation exists, the Central African forest populations being smallest and darkest. For synon...  
    Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc) as Sylvisorex megalura  



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