Sorex margaritodon Kormos 1930 (long-tailed shrew)

Mammalia - Tribosphenida - Soricidae

Full reference: T. Kormos. 1930. Diagnosen neuer Säugetiere aus dem Oberpliozänen fauna des Somlyóberges bei Püspökfürdö. Annales Musei Nationalis Hungarici 27:237-246

Belongs to Sorex according to T. Kormos 1930

See also Kurten 1968

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 megapalustris, Sorex meltoni, 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 Betfia 2, which is in a Pleistocene cave horizon in Romania

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Hungary (1 collection), Romania (7)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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