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Crocidura balsamifera Hutterer, 1994

Mummified shrew (proposed), Mummy shrew

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: c.400 BC

 

Distribution

Egypt

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

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.

 

Other references:

Holmes, Branden. (2021). What's Lost and What Remains: The Sixth Extinction in 100 Accounts. Self published. [Available from Amazon]

Wilson, D. E. and Reeder, D. M. (2005). Mammal species of the world: a taxonomic and geographic reference. Third edition. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press.

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]

http://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/6327/crocidura-balsamifera-mummy-shrew

 

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