Blarina Gray 1838 (American short-tailed shrew)

Mammalia - Tribosphenida - Soricidae

Synonyms: Anotus Wagner 1855, Mamblarinaus Herrera 1899, Talposorex Pomel 1848

Parent taxon: Blarinini according to S. B. George 1986

See also Alroy 2002, Carroll 1988, Jones et al. 1984, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Sherman 1952 and Van Valen 1967

Sister taxa: Adeloblarina, Blarinoides, Cryptotis, Mafia, Peisorex, Shikamainosorex, Sulimskia

Subtaxa: Blarina brevicauda Blarina carolinensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (72: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia collections)

• Blancan of United States (4: Florida, Kansas, Nebraska)

Total: 76 collections including 83 occurrences

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