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Galegeeska revoilii (Huet, 1881)

Somali sengi, Somali elephant shrew

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Elephantulus revoilii (Huet, 1881); Elephantulus revoili (Huet, 1881) [orth. error]; Macrocelides revoilii Huet, 1881

 

Conservation Status

Last record is before 1968

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient

 

Distribution

 

 

Biology

 

 

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References

Corbet, G. B. and Hanks, J. (1968). A revision of the elephant-shrews, family Macroscelididae. Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History (Zoology) 16: 1-111.

Heritage, S., Rayaleh, H., Awaleh, D. G. and Rathbun, G. B. (2020). New records of a lost species and a geographic range expansion for sengis in the Horn of Africa. PeerJ 8: e9652.

Krásová, Jarmila et al. (2021). The Rufous Sengi is not Elephantulus—Multilocus reconstruction of evolutionary history of sengis from the subfamily Macroscelidinae. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzs.12460 [Abstract]

Rathbun, G. B. (2015). Elephantulus revoilii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T7137A21290721. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-2.RLTS.T7137A21290721.en. Downloaded on 25 April 2017.

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/22309/elephantulus-revoilii

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53820395

 

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