oa African Zoology - Observations on the post-natal development of the tiny musk shrew, Crocidura bicolor

Volume 21, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



Crocidura bicolor is the smallest of southern Africa's Crocidura shrews and little is known of its biology. A female, captured in the Kruger National Park, was observed giving birth to two young. The post-natal development of the young reported here was slower than the two previously published incidences. Suggested reasons for the discrepancies are the differential diets of the mothers, their geographical origins and the smaller size of this female.

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