Dsinezumi shrew

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Dsinezumi shrew[1]
Sorex ezinezumi - 1700-1880 - Print - Iconographia Zoologica - Special Collections University of Amsterdam - UBA01 IZ20900131.tif
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Crocidura
C. dsinezumi
Binomial name
Crocidura dsinezumi
(Temminck, 1842)
Dsinezumi Shrew area.png
Dsinezumi shrew range
(blue — native, red — introduced)

The Dsinezumi shrew (Crocidura dsinezumi), also known as the Japanese white-toothed shrew, is a species of musk shrew found in Japan and on Korea's Jeju Island. It is widespread, and considered to be of "least concern" by the IUCN.[2]

There has been a successful effort to breed C. dsinezumi as a laboratory animal.[3]


  1. ^ Hutterer, R. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 229. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ a b Motokawa, M. (2008). "Crocidura dsinezumi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 November 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.
  3. ^ Ohno K, Niwa Y, Kato S, Koyasu K, Oda S, Kondo K (October 1992). "The domestication of Crocidura dsinezumi as a new laboratory animal". Jikken Dobutsu. 41 (4): 449–54. PMID 1451754.

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