Blarina brevicauda Say 1823 (northern short-tailed shrew)

Mammalia - Tribosphenida - Soricidae

Alternative combination: Sorex brevicaudus

Synonyms: Blarina fossilis Hibbard 1943, Blarina kirtlandi Graham and Semken 1976, Blarina ozarkensis Brown 1908, Blarina simplicidens Cope 1899, Blarina talpoides Grapper 1830, Corsira talpoides Grapper 1830, Sorex talpoides Grapper 1830, Talposorex platyurus Pomel 1848

Belongs to Blarina according to S. B. George 1986

See also Hall 1981, Hulbert and Pratt 1998, Jones et al. 1984, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Repenning 1967, Sherman 1952 and Wilson and Reeder 1993

Sister taxon: Blarina carolinensis

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (35: Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia collections)

• Blancan of United States (2: Kansas)

Total: 37 collections each including a single occurrence

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