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Crocidura dsinezumi

Basic information
Scientific name Crocidura dsinezumi (No picture)
Common names Dsinezumi shrew, Japanese white-toothed shrew
Higher taxon Soricidae, Soricomorpha, Mammalia
Natural range Japan. Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and several adjacent islands: Sadogashima, Awashima, Oki Islands, Izu Islands (Toshima, Niijima, and Shikinejima Is.), Mishima, Goto Islands, Osumi Islands (Yakushima, Tanegashima, and Kuchinoerabujima Is.), Tokara Islands (Kuchinoshima and Nakanoshima Is.
Habitat River banks, bushes around cultivated fields in lowland and low montane regions (<1780m alt.)
Invasion information
Range in Japan Eastern Hokkaido Range in Japan
Origin Tohoku District, according to DNA sequences.
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Regulation in Japan
Introduced range in other countries Cheju Is. (South Korea). DNA sequence data suggested that the origin of the Cheju population is somewhere in western Japan.
Reference Notes
  • Ohdachi et al. (eds) (2009) The Wild Mammals of Japan. Shokado, Kyoto.
  • Ohdachi et a. (2004) Molecular phylogenetics of Crocidura shrews (Insectivora) in East and Central Asia. J Mammal. 85, 396-403.