Elephantulus rufescens — Literature

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  • Corbet, G., J. Hanks. 1968. A revision of the elephant-shrews, family Macroscelididae. Natural History, 16: 1-111.
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  • Lumpkin, S., and F. W. Koontz. 1986. Social and Sexual-Behavior of the Rufous Elephant-Shrew (Elephantulus rufescens) in Captivity. Journal of Mammalogy 67:112-119.
  • Matson, J. O., M. Courtright, and L. A. Lester. 1984. Nongeographic Variation in the Rufous Elephant Shrew, Elephantulus rufescens (Peters, 1878), from Kenya. Mammalia 48:593-598.
  • McNab, B. K. 1984. Physiological Convergence Amongst Ant-Eating and Termite-Eating Mammals. Journal of Zoology 203:485-510.
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  • Neal, B. R. 1982. Reproductive ecology of the Rufous elephant-shrew, Elephnatulus rufescens (Macroscelididae), in Kenya. Zeitschrift fur Saugetierkunde 47:65-71.
  • Neal, B. R. 1984. Seasonal feeding habits of small mammals in Kenya. Zeitschrift fur Saugetierkunde 49:226-234.
  • Neal, B. R. 1995. The ecology and reproduction of the Short-snouted Elephant-Shrew, Elephantulus brachyrhynchus, in Zimbabwe wih a review of the reproductive ecology of the genus Elephantulus. Mammal Review 25:51.
  • Nowak, R. 1997. "Elephant Shrews" (On-line). Accessed October 10, 2001 at http://www.press.jhu.edu/books/walkers_mammals_of_the_world/macroscelidea/macroscelidea.macroscelididae.html#genera.
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  • Rathbun, G. "Elephant-Srews" (On-line). Accessed September 27, 2001 at http://www.calacademy.org/research/bmammals/eshrews/synopsis.html.
  • Rathbun, G. 1995. Conservation issues and strategies for elephant shrews. Mammal Review, 25: 79-86.
  • Rathbun, G. B. 1979. Rhynchocyon chrysopygus. Mammalian Species 117:1-4.
  • Rathbun, G. B. 1979. The Social Structure and Ecology of Elephant-Shrews. Zeitschrift fur Tierpsychologie 20:1-77.
  • Rathbun, G. B., Beaman P., and E. Maliniak. 1981. Capture, husbandry and breeding of Rufous elephant-shrews. International Zoo Yearbook 21:176-184.
  • Richard Weigl (2005) Longevity of Mammals in Captivity; from the Living Collections of the World. Kleine Senckenberg-Reihe 48: Stuttgart.
  • Simons, E., P. Holroyd, T. Bown. November 1991. Early tertiary elphant-shrews from Egypt and the origin of the Macroscelidea. Proc. National Academy of Science, 88: 9734-9737.
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  • Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds. 1992. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing
  • Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds. 1993. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing. xviii + 1207
  • Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds. 2005. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2
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  • Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole. 2000. Common Names of Mammals of the World
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  • Zoo, L. "Short-eared Elephant Shrew" (On-line). Accessed October 10, 2001 at http://zoo.interaccess.com/tour/factsheets/mammals/elephant_shrew.html.


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