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    • Macroscelidea
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    • Musarañas elefantes
  • English
    • Elephant Shrews

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black And Rufous Elephant Shrew Rhynchocyon petersi

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

November 11, 2010 07:39 AM EAT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black And Rufous Elephant Shrew Rhynchocyon petersi

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

February 17, 2011 07:30 AM EAT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Giant elephant shrews (Rhynchocyon petersi). These guys are SO cool! Not dispersing seeds (which is what this camera was set up to watch), just foraging in the leaf litter for invertebrates.

Photos / Sounds

What

Black and rufous elephant shrew Rhynchocyon petersi

Observer

gvi_shimoni

Date

October 23, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

These are a couple of photos from a ten second video captured using a Bushnell camera trap.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Four-toed Sengi Petrodromus tetradactylus

Observer

jakob

Date

December 8, 2013

Description

Observed several times on foot paths and dirt roads around Kinda Camp.

Photos / Sounds

What

Black and rufous elephant shrew Rhynchocyon petersi

Observer

gvi_shimoni

Date

April 5, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Stills taken from a youtube movie here http://youtu.be/Dr9u2QvQGhM. I might have misplaced the original file.

Photos / Sounds

What

Rufous Elephant-shrew Elephantulus rufescens

Observer

martingrimm

Date

December 14, 2011 03:22 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Checkered Elephant Shrew Rhynchocyon cirnei

Observer

carolannmc

Date

December 7, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Four-toed Elephant Shrew Petrodromus tetradactylus

Observer

ulfboge

Date

August 27, 2012
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Description from Wikipedia

Elephant shrews, or jumping shrews, are small insectivorous mammals native to Africa, belonging to the family Macroscelididae, in the order Macroscelidea, whose traditional common English name comes from a fancied resemblance between their long noses and the trunk of an elephant, and an assumed relationship with the shrews (family Soricidae) in the order Insectivora. It has become plain that the elephant shrews are not to be classified with the superficially similar true shrews, but ironically are...

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