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3438 Views 4 Replies Last post: Apr 24, 2013 7:58 PM by John RSS
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Apr 12, 2013 12:53 PM

Shrew identification

I recently  visited the Andaman Islands and was  fortunate see and photograph a  shrew there. I have  narrowed its  identification  down to 2  species ( Jenkin's Shrew and  Andaman Shrew) but they are  very similar  and , apparently, both  very rare ( and rarely  photographed!). Can you help with the i.d. ?  and  should I contact anyone about the sighting  and  maybe  forward  the photographs to them?

Many thanks,    John.

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      Apr 23, 2013 4:27 PM (in response to John)
      Re: Shrew identification


      Thanks for posting the images, but sadly I don't think anyone will be able to use them for a proper ID. I'm not sure we have an expert in this group of mammals, but even if we did, an ID of small mammals is rarely possible from just photos.

      Best wishes,


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    Apr 23, 2013 9:35 PM (in response to John)
    Re: Shrew identification

    I would suggest doing some research on papers about Andaman Island shrews and shortlist a few researchers who've studied them. Email them some images and and they may be able to confirm your thoughts or suggest alternatives, I'm sure they will be interested in your images either way.


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