Family: Soricidae (shrews)

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Species found in southern Africa

Subfamily: Myosoricinae

Myosorex longicaudatus (Long-tailed forest shrew)

 

Myosorex cafer (Dark-footed forest shrew)

 

Myosorex selateri (Sclater's forest shrew)

 

Myosorex varius (Forest shrew)

 

Subfamily: Crocidurinae

Suncus lixus (Greater dwarf shrew)

 

Suncus varilla (Lesser dwarf shrew)

 

Suncus infinitesimus (Least dwarf shrew)

 

Crocidura mariquensis (Swamp musk shrew)

 

Crocidura fuscomurina (Tiny musk shrew)

 

Crocidura maquassiensis (Maquassie musk shrew)

 

Crocidura cyanea (Reddish-grey musk shrew)

Crocidura silacea (Lesser grey-brown musk shrew)

 

Crocidura flavescens (Greater red musk shrew)

 

Crocidura olivieri (Giant musk shrew)

 

Crocidura luna (Greater grey-brown musk shrew)

 

Crocidura hirta (Lesser red musk shrew)

 

Sylvisorex megalura (Climbing shrew)

 

 


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