Sorex Linnaeus 1758 (long-tailed shrew)

Mammalia - Tribosphenida - Soricidae

Synonyms: Atophyrax Merriam 1884, Corsira, Homalurus Schulze 1890, Microsorex Preble 1910, Musaraneus Brisson 1762, Neosorex Baird 1857, Otisorex De Kay 1842, Soricidus Altobello 1927

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

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

See also Carroll 1988, Dalquest and Schultz 1992, Gray 1825, Gustafson 1985, Hall 1981, Kurten 1968, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Linnaeus 1758, Paulson 1961, Repenning 1967, Seymour 2004, Sherman 1952, Shoshani et al. 1989, Silcox et al. 2010, Stephens 1960, Van Valen 1967 and Wilson and Reeder 1993

Sister taxa: Blarinella, Deinsdorfia, Drepanosorex, Paenesorex, Petenyia

Subtaxa: 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 minutoides Sorex minutus 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

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Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Austria (1 collection), Belgium (1), Canada (3: Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon), China (2), the Czech Republic (3), France (7), Germany (15), Greece (3), Hungary (20), Italy (21), Japan (3), Kyrgyzstan (1), the Netherlands (3), Poland (9), Portugal (1), Romania (13), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (6), Turkey (1), Ukraine (3), the United Kingdom (6), United States (103: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming)

• Blancan of United States (40: Arizona, California, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, Texas, Washington)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of France (1), Hungary (3)

• Pliocene of Austria (1), China (7), Hungary (5), Italy (2), Poland (8), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (3)

• Hemphillian of United States (2: Nebraska)

• Miocene of China (3), France (2), Germany (1), Greece (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Spain (1), United States (7: California, Nebraska, Oklahoma)

Total: 315 collections including 522 occurrences

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