Sorex meltoni Hibbard and Bjork 1971 (long-tailed shrew)

Mammalia - Tribosphenida - Soricidae

Full reference: C. W. Hibbard and P. R. Bjork. 1971. The Insectivores of the Hagerman Local Fauna, Upper Pliocene of Idaho. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 23(9):171-180

Belongs to Sorex according to B. Kurten and E. Anderson 1980

See also Hibbard and Bjork 1971

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 merriami, Sorex minutoides, 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: Its type locality is Hagerman (UM-Ida 1a-65), which is in a Blancan terrestrial horizon in the Glenns Ferry Formation of Idaho

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore


• Blancan of United States (2: Idaho, Washington collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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