Somali elephant shrew

Somali elephant shrew

Somali elephant shrew, Somali sengi

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Galegeeska revoilii

The Somali elephant shrew or Somali sengi (Galegeeska revoilii ) is a species of elephant shrew in the family Macroscelididae.

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Its natural habitat is arid and semiarid desert with rocky substrates and sparse shrubs. In some parts of Somalia, the Somali sengi and rufous sengi (G. rufescens ) may be locally sympatric. It is found in the northern Horn of Africa; it was formerly thought to be exclusively endemic to Somalia, but a 2020 sighting also indicates they are found in Djibouti and potentially Ethiopia.

References

1. Somali elephant shrew Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somali_elephant_shrew
2. Somali elephant shrew on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/7137/117060302

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