Sorex hoyi Baird 1858 (American pygmy shrew)

Mammalia - Tribosphenida - Soricidae

Alternative combination: Microsorex hoyi

Synonym: Sorex thompsoni Baird 1858

Belongs to Sorex according to K. L. Seymour 2004

See also Dalquest and Schultz 1992, Hall 1981, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Repenning 1967 and Wilson and Reeder 1993

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 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

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (1: Alberta collection), United States (16: Colorado, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming)

Total: 17 collections each including a single occurrence

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