Crocidura balsamifera Hutterer, 1994
Mummified shrew (proposed), Mummy shrew
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
Last record: c.400 BC
Original scientific description:
Hutterer, Rainer. (1994). Shrews of ancient Egypt: biogeographical interpretation of a new species. Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication 18: 407-413.
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Woodman, Neal, Koch, Claudia and Hutterer, Rainer. (2017). Rediscovery of the type series of the Sacred Shrew, Sorex religiosus I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1826, with additional notes on mummified shrews of ancient Egypt (Mammalia: Soricidae). Zootaxa 4341(1): 1-24. [Abstract]