Crocidura albicauda Peters, 1866,

Turni, Hendrik, Hutterer, Rainer & Asher, Robert, 2007, Type specimens of “ insectivoran ” mammals at the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Zootaxa 1470, pp. 1-33: 24

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.273750

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Crocidura albicauda Peters, 1866
status

 

Crocidura albicauda Peters, 1866 

Peters, W.C.H. (1866) Vorlãufige Ü bersicht der aus dem Nachlasse des Baron Carl von der Decken stammenden und auf seiner ostafricanischen Reise gesammelten Sãugethiere und Amphibien. Monatsberichte der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin: 885 [884–892].

Valid name: Suncus murinus (Linnaeus, 1766) 

Syntypes: ZMB 83302View Materials, female, juv., body in alcohol; ZMB 3463, male, adult, in alcohol, skull extracted. Collected by von der Decken from Angasija [Ngasidja, Grande Comore] ca. 1862.

Comments: Hutterer & Tranier (1990) discussed the status of C. albicauda  . ZMB 3463 has the dental formula of Crocidura  , but resembles Suncus  in other skull characteristics, body size, and in having a thick, hairy white tail. Hence, Hutterer & Tranier regarded the specimen to be a Suncus murinus  , missing one pair of unicuspid teeth. Specimens collected later by Voeltzkow on the same island are definitely Suncus murinus  . Symmetrical absence of last upper unicuspid is not unusual in Suncus murinus  and was also found in several Japanese populations, in one case in 100 % of all animals from Nagasaki (Koyasu et al. 2005).

ZMB

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (Zoological Collections)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Soricomorpha

Family

Soricidae

Genus

Crocidura