IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Myosorex varius is a forest shrew that is native to the Ethiopian region of the world. The shrew is endemic to the southern portion of Africa. Of all the 15 different species of South African forest shrews, M. varius is one of the most widely distributed species. It can be found in Limopopo Province, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, the north-eastern Free State, throughout KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern and Western Cape, where M. varius is found inland to Murraysberg and Beaufort West, as well as coastally from Western Cape to the northwestern parts of North Cape. They are found as far north as Pot Nolloth. This species is also found in Lesotho and the Highveld and Middleveld regions of Swaziland. The areas encompass much of the southern region of Africa. Myosorex varius is sympatric throughout much of its geographic range with Myosorex cafer.

Biogeographic Regions: ethiopian (Native )


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