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The Shrew Bibliography
Soricidae - Insectivora - Mammalia
compiled by
Werner Haberl
Selected references 1/1997
This page will be changed monthly / bi-monthly. Status of literature: 1995.
This month's topic: Crocidura flavescens
April 1997
Although the Shrew Bibliography is quite extensive, specialists might miss certain references on specific topics.
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316 Bauchot, R., H. Stephan (1966): Données nouvelles sur l'encéphalisation des insectivores et des Lemuriens.. Mammalia 30:160-196. (French; German and English summ.)

335 Baxter, R.M. (1977): The biology of captive Crocidura flavescens, with reference to other southern African soricids. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg.

336 Baxter, R.M. (1979): Orbital gland secretions in Crocidura flavescens (I. Geoffroy, 1827). Säugetierk. Mitt. 27(4): 320.

337 Baxter, R.M. (1981): Flehmen in two southern African shrew species. Mammalia 45(3): 379-380.

339 Baxter, R.M. (1993): Fostering in southern African Soricidae. Acta Theriologica 38(4): 451-452. (English)

338 Baxter, R.M. (1993): Banded mongoose predation on a shrew, Crocidura flavescens flavescens. Mammalia 57(1): 145-146. (English)

342 Baxter, R.M., D. Irwin (1995): A laboratory study of agonistic behaviour in the Red musk shrew, Crocidura flavescens (I. Geoffroy, 1827). Z. Säugetierkunde 60 (4): 193-205.

346 Baxter, R.M., J.A.J. Meester (1982): The captive behaviour of the red musk shrew, Crocidura f. flavescens (I. Geoffroy, 1827) (Soricidae: Crocidurinae). Mammalia 46(1): 11-27.

660 Butler, P.M., R.S. Thorpe, M. Greenwood (1989): Interspecific relations of African crocidurine shrews (Mammalia: Soricidae) based on multivariate analysis of mandibular data. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 96(4): 373-412. (English)

886 Corbet, G.B., J.E. Hill (1991): A world list of mammalian species. 3rd ed. British Museum (Natural History), Natural History Museum Publ. and London and Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford, Ney York.

975 Dantuma, R., C. Dötsch (1989): Variation of chewing patterns in an insectivore (Soricidae). Annales de la Societe Royale Zoologique de Belgique 119 (Suppl. 1): 13. Third International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Antwerp, Belgium, August 20-25, 1989. (English)

1038 Delany, M.J. (1964): An ecological study of the small mammals in the Queen Elizabeth Park, Uganda. Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 70: 129-147.

1088 Dieterlen, F., H. Heim de Balsac (1979): Zur Ökologie und Taxonomie der Spitzmäuse (Soricidae) des Kivu-Gebietes. Säugetierkundliche Mitteilungen 27 (4): 241-287. (German; English summ.)

1126 Dötsch, C., H. Amesz-Voorhoeve (1989): Three-dimensional analysis of the open-closing movements of mastication in a soricid following a new marker technique in cineradiography. Annales de la Societe Royale Zoologique de Belgique 119 (Suppl. 1): 12-13. Third International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Antwerp, Belgium, August 20-25, 1989. (English)

1996 Happold, D.C.D. (1987): The mammals of Nigeria. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 402 pp. 2119 Heim de Balsac, H. (1974): Les Insectivores de Lamto (Cote dÕIvoire). Mammalia 38 (4): 637-647.

2125 Heim de Balsac, H., J.-J. Barloy (1966): Révision des Crocidures du groupe flavescens-occidentalis-manni. Mammalia 30: 601-663.

2262 Hollister, N. (1918): East African mammals in the United States National Museum. I. Insectivora, Chiroptera and Carnivora. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 35: 663-680

2446 Irwin, D.V., R.M. Baxter (1980): Evidence against the use of echolocation by Crocidura f. flavescens (Soricidae). Säugetierk. Mitt. 28(4): 323.

2510 Iyawe, J.G. (1988): Distribution of small rodents and shrews in a lowland rain forest zone of Nigeria, with observations on their reproductive biology. African Journal of Ecology 26(3): 189-196. (English; French summ.)

2511 Iyawe, J.G. (1989): The ecology of small mammals in Ogba Forest Reserve, Nigeria. Journal of Tropical Ecology 5(1): 51-64. (English)

2641 Jourdane, J., T. Gunn (1985): Two new species of Hymenolepis (Cestodes, Cyclophyllidea) found in the shrew-mouse Crocidura flavescens manni from Togo. Bull. Mus. Nat. Hist. Nat., Sect. A, 7 (2): 407-414. (French; English summ.)

3259 Lynch, C.D. (1994): The mammals of Lesotho. Navorsinge van Die Nasionale Museum (Bloemfontein) 10 (4): 177-241.

3276 Maddalena, T. (1990): Systematics and biogeography of Afrotropical and Palaearctic shrews of the genus Crocidura (Insectivora: Soricidae): An electrophoretic approach. Pp. 297-308. In: Peters, G., R. Hutterer (eds.). Vertebrates in the tropics. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Vertebrate Biogeography and Systematics in the Tropics. Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, June 5-8, 1989. 424 pp.

3278 Maddalena, T., A.-M. Mehmeti, G. Bronner, P. Vogel (1987): The karyotype of Crocidura flavescens (Mammalia, Insectivora) in South Africa. Z. Säugetierk. 52 (3): 129-132.

3282 Maddalena, T., P. Vogel, W.N. Verheyen (1989): The African giant shrews: taxonomy and relationships. Fifth International Theriological Congress, Rome, 22.8-29.8.1989. Abstract of Papers and Posters, Vol. II.: 674.

3327 Marlow, B.J.G. (1955): Observations on the Herero musk shrew, Crocidura flavescens herero St. Leger, in captivity. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 124: 803-808.

4456 Reumer, J.W.F., A. Meylan (1986): New developments in vertebrate cytotaxonomy. IX. Chromosome numbers in the order Insectivora (Mammalia). Genetica 70 (2): 119-151.

4567 Rowe-Rowe, D.T., J.A.J. Meester (1982): Population dynamics of small mammals in the Drakensberg of Natal, South Africa. Z. Säugetierk. 47(6): 347-356.

4729 Sawada, I., M. Harada (1991): A new species of the genus Pseudhymenolepis (Cestoda: Hymenolepididae) from insectivora of central Japan, with a record of the known Cestoda species. Proc. Japan. Soc. Syst. Zool. 44: 8-14.

4954 Sheppe, W. (1972): The annual cycle of small mammal populations on a Zambian floodplain. Journal of Mammalogy 53: 445-460.

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II. Printed Version 1995. ISBN 3-9500483-1-6.



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