Greater red musk shrew

Greater red musk shrew

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Crocidura flavescens

The greater red musk shrew is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is found in Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, and Eswatini. Its natural habitats are moist savanna, temperate grassland, and rural gardens. Like most shrew species, C. flavenscens is nocturnal. The greater red musk shrew is considered to be asocial and territorial, with males using scent marking to establish their territory. Males appear to be more aggressive than females, and their aggression increases with greater population density.

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Greater red musk shrew habitat map

References

1. Greater red musk shrew Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_red_musk_shrew
2. Greater red musk shrew on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/5628/22300161

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