Elephant-shrew Hybrids

Family Macroscelidae

Macroscelidae

EUGENE M. MCCARTHY, PHD GENETICS

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Elephant Shrew Male Black and Rufous Elephant-shrew (Rhynchocyon petersi)

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To the author's knowledge, the following is the only information bearing on hybridization in Family Macroscelidae. If you know of hybrids in this family other than those listed here, please contact the website.

Rhynchocyon cirnei [Checkered Elephant-Shrew]
× Rhynchocyon petersi [Black-and-rufous Elephant-Shrew] HPF(vh). ENHR(eastern Africa). Kingdon says there is a hybrid population (or broad hybrid zone) in southern Tanzania and northern Mozambique. These taxa are sometimes lumped together. Probable hybrid populations have been treated as races (macrurus, shirensis). Kingdon 1974a (pp. 41, 42-43, 45).

Rhynchocyon petersi [Black-and-rufous Elephant-Shrew] See: Rhynchocyon cirnei.

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By the same author: Handbook of Avian Hybrids of the World, Oxford University Press (2006).


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