<国立科博専報>奄美諸島におけるワタセジネズミの地理的ならびに生態的分布と形態的変異の検討 Geographical and Ecological Distributions and Morphological Variations of Crocidura watasei KURODA, 1924 from the Amami Islands
We collected many specimens of WATASE's shrew, Crocidura watasei KURODA, 1924 from Amami, Kikai, Tokunoshima, Okierabu and Yoron Islands by hand-made live traps. 60(W)×180(L)×50(H) mm in size. Among them, the species has not been hitherto recorded from Kikai Island, but in December of 1989 we collected five specimens of this species from sugar-cane farm in this island. As the results of comparison among six island populations of Crocidura, it became clear that these populations belong to the same taxon, C. watasei. We collected WATASE's shrew from barren land, bank and sugar-cane farm, but could not obtain them in glass land in a mountain and broadleaf forest. The species seems to be most common in sugarcane farm.
国立科学博物館専報 23, 167-172, 1990