Sorex minutoides Storch 1995 (long-tailed shrew)

Mammalia - Tribosphenida - Soricidae

Full reference: G. Storch. 1995. The Neogene mammalian faunas of Ertemte and Harr Obo in Inner Mongolia (Nei Mongol), China. - 11. Soricidae (Insectivora). Senckenbergiana lethaea 75(1/2):221-251

Belongs to Sorex according to G. Storch 1995

Sister taxa: Sorex alpinoides, Sorex alpinus, Sorex araneus, Sorex arcticus, Sorex arizonae, Sorex bor, Sorex caecutiens, Sorex cinereus, Sorex cudahyensis, Sorex dehneli, Sorex dispar, Sorex edwardsi, Sorex ertemteensis, Sorex fejfari, Sorex fumeus, Sorex gracilidens, Sorex hagermanensis, Sorex hibbardi, Sorex hoyi, Sorex kansasensis, Sorex kennardi, Sorex lacustris, Sorex leahyi, Sorex longirostris, Sorex margaritodon, Sorex megapalustris, Sorex meltoni, Sorex merriami, Sorex minutus, Sorex monticolus, Sorex ornatus, Sorex palustris, Sorex powersi, Sorex praealpinus, Sorex praearaneus, Sorex pratensis, Sorex pseudoalpinus, Sorex quadraticauda, Sorex rexroadensis, Sorex runtonensis, Sorex sandersi, Sorex saussurei, Sorex savini, Sorex scottensis, Sorex subminutus, Sorex tasnadii, Sorex taylori, Sorex trowbridgii, Sorex vagrans, Sorex yatkolai

Type specimen: IVPP V12113, a mandible (dext. with m1). Its type locality is Ertemte 2, which is in a Miocene lacustrine horizon in China.

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of China (2 collections)

• Miocene of China (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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