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Suncus  Ehrenberg, 1832
Taxonomic Serial No.: 179960

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): white-toothed shrews [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2006   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderSoricomorpha Gregory, 1910  
                                  FamilySoricidae G. Fischer, 1814 – shrews  
                                     SubfamilyCrocidurinae Milne-Edwards, 1872 – white-toothed shrews  
                                        GenusSuncus Ehrenberg, 1832 – white-toothed shrews  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Suncus aequatorius (Heller, 1912) – Taita Shrew 
                                           Species Suncus ater Medway, 1965 – Black Shrew 
                                           Species Suncus dayi (Dobson, 1888) – Day's Shrew 
                                           Species Suncus etruscus (Savi, 1822) – Etruscan Shrew, White-toothed Pygmy Shrew 
                                           Species Suncus fellowesgordoni Phillips, 1932 – Sri Lankan Shrew, Sri Lanka Shrew 
                                           Species Suncus hosei (Thomas, 1893) – Bornean Pgymy Shrew, Hose's Shrew 
                                           Species Suncus infinitesimus (Heller, 1912) – Least Dwarf Shrew 
                                           Species Suncus lixus (Thomas, 1898) – Greater Dwarf Shrew 
                                           Species Suncus madagascariensis (Coquerel, 1848) – Madagascan Pgymy Shrew, Madagascan Shrew 
                                           Species Suncus malayanus (Kloss, 1917)  
                                           Species Suncus megalura (Jentink, 1888) – Climbing Shrew 
                                           Species Suncus mertensi Kock, 1974 – Flores Shrew 
                                           Species Suncus montanus (Kelaart, 1850) – Asian Highland Shrew, Sri Lanka Highland Shrew 
                                           Species Suncus murinus (Linnaeus, 1766) – house shrew, Asian House Shrew 
                                           Species Suncus remyi Brosset, Dubost and Heim de Balsac, 1965 – Remy's Pygmy Shrew, Remy's Shrew 
                                           Species Suncus stoliczkanus (Anderson, 1877) – Anderson's Shrew 
                                           Species Suncus varilla (Thomas, 1895) – Lesser Dwarf Shrew 
                                           Species Suncus zeylanicus Phillips, 1928 – Jungle Shrew 

  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Suncus    
  Expert: Rainer Hutterer  
  Notes: Zoologisches Forschunginstitut und Museum Alexander Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany   
  Reference for: Suncus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Suncus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  Reference for: Suncus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Suncus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Suncus   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Comments: For placement in Crocidurinae see Repenning (1967:15). Occasionally regarded as part of Crocidura (e.g., Lekagul and McNeely, 1977:35), based on morphology (McLellan, 1994), molecular data (Motokawa et al., 2000), or chromosome homology (Biltueva et al., 2001), but accepted as a full genus by most authors. Fons et al. (1994) stated that the fauna of parasitic helminths is completely different between Suncus and Crocidura (but the fauna of S. murinus and S. etruscus were also different). Que...  



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