Many people know organisms only by the common names, or "vernacular" names. Unlike scientific names, common names are almost always different for speakers of different languages. They may also vary regionally within a language. This tab shows all the common names provided to EOL for this organism from a variety of providers, including EOL curators. Currently we can only set one preferred common name per language on a given EOL page, but all the names should be searchable.

Common names listed by language

Preferred marks the preferred name for each language.


Name Sources Status
Giant otter shrew Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Paleobiology Database, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Giant otter-shrew IUCN Red List Trusted


Name Sources Status
Saukkotanrekki Kari Pihlaviita Trusted


Name Sources Status
Le potamogale IUCN Red List Trusted
Potamogale du Chaillu, 1860 Unknown, uBio Trusted
Potamogale velox Unknown Trusted


Name Sources Status
Землеройка гигантская африканская выдровая землеройка uBio Unknown


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