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New Species Are Found in Huangshan
浏览次数:   Huangshan UGGp发布时间:2020-03-04 08:54:31

The project of wildlife observation inHuangshan Global geopark, jointly carried out by the landscape Bureau ofHuangshan Geopark Administrative Committee, Nanjing Institute of environmentalsciences of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China and AnhuiUniversity has made great progress in the classification of musk shrew genus.

Researchers found the species of musk shrewin Huangshan UGGp, which is confirmed to be two new species of mammals. Theyare named "Anhui musk shrew" (crociduraanhuiensis) and"Huangshan small musk shrew" (crocidurahangshanensis).

The musk shrew genus is distributed inAsia, Europe and Africa. Most species are concentrated in tropical andsubtropical areas, inhabiting in forests, plains, hills and mountains. Theymainly feed on soil insects and also eat flowers, fruits and seeds of someplants. The shape of musk shrew is similar to that of mouse, including threetypes: large, medium and small. The two new species found in Huangshan belongto the medium.

This discovery has further enriched thebiodiversity of mammals in Huangshan and fills the blank of musk shrew researchhere.

The research results were published in theEnglish edition of Zoological Systematics, the 4th issue in 2019 and the 1stissue in 2020.

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