Crocidura phanluongi

Crocidura phanluongi

Crocidura phanluongi

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Crocidura phanluongi

Crocidura phanluongi is a species of shrew in the genus Crocidura from southern Vietnam and nearby Cambodia. It is a somewhat small, gray shrew with an ecologically diverse distribution.

Appearance

Crocidura phanluongi is a small to medium-sized shrew with a relatively long tail. The fur is dark gray above and somewhat paler below. The upper surfaces of the feet are even paler. Cambodian specimens are gray brown above and silver-gray below. There are also some slight morphometrical variations among the known specimens. The head and body length is 54 to 66 mm (2.1 to 2.6 in), averaging 59.6 mm (2.35 in); tail length is 40 to 48 mm (1.6 to 1.9 in), averaging 44.4 mm (1.75 in); the hindfoot length is 10 to 12 mm (0.39 to 0.47 in), averaging 11.7 mm (0.46 in); and the condylobasal length (a measure of skull length) is 16.8 to 18.1 mm (0.66 to 0.71 in), averaging 17.4 mm (0.69 in). In the skull, the interorbital region is narrow. The upper third molar is slender and the talonid of the lower third molar is reduced.

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Habits and Lifestyle

Crocidura phanluongi has a relatively broad distribution, extending through at least three ecoregions—southeastern Indochina dry evergreen forests, central Indochina dry forests, and southern Vietnam lowland dry forests. All specimens were caught in forest.

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References

1. Crocidura phanluongi Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocidura_phanluongi
2. Crocidura phanluongi on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/45954204/45973011

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