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Sorex  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 179928

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Microsorex Coues, 1877
  Common Name(s): red-toothed shrews [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2006   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderSoricomorpha Gregory, 1910  
                                  FamilySoricidae G. Fischer, 1814 – shrews  
                                     SubfamilySoricinae G. Fischer, 1814  
                                        TribeSoricini G. Fischer, 1814  
                                           GenusSorex Linnaeus, 1758 – red-toothed shrews  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Species Sorex arizonae Diersing and Hoffmeister, 1977 – Musaraña de Arizona, Arizona Shrew 
                                              Species Sorex emarginatus Jackson, 1925 – Zacatecas Shrew 
                                              Species Sorex merriami Dobson, 1890 – Merriam's Shrew 
                                              Species Sorex minutissimus Zimmermann, 1780 – Eurasian Least Shrew, miniscule shrew, Asian minute shrew 
                                              Species Sorex planiceps Miller, 1911 – Kashmir Pygmy Shrew, Kashmir Shrew 
                                              Species Sorex saussurei Merriam, 1892 – Saussure's Shrew 
                                              Species Sorex sclateri Merriam, 1897 – Sclater's Shrew 
                                              Species Sorex stizodon Merriam, 1895 – San Cristobal Shrew 
                                              Species Sorex thibetanus Kastschenko, 1905 – Tibetan Shrew 
                                              Species Sorex trowbridgii Baird, 1857 – Trowbridge's Shrew 
                                              Species Sorex ventralis Merriam, 1895 – Chestnut-bellied Shrew 
                                              Species Sorex veraecrucis Jackson, 1925 – Veracruz Shrew 
                                              Subgenus Sorex (Ognevia) Heptner and Dolgov, 1967  
                                              Subgenus Sorex (Otisorex) De Kay, 1842  
                                              Subgenus Sorex (Sorex) Linnaeus, 1758  

  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Sorex    
  Expert: Rainer Hutterer  
  Notes: Zoologisches Forschunginstitut und Museum Alexander Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany   
  Reference for: Sorex    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Sorex   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  Reference for: Sorex   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Sorex   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Sorex   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Comments: Type genus of Soricidae. The systematic relationships of a large number of Holarctic species were studied by George (1988); her proposals for subgeneric allocation are mainly followed here. Keys and/or reviews are available for the species of various geographical areas: Canada (van Zyll de Jong, 1983a); North and Middle America (Carraway, 1990, 1995; Junge and Hoffmann, 1981); China (Hoffmann, 1987); Siberia (Yudin, 1989); and Europe (Niethammer and Krapp, 1990). Microsorex was formerly reg...  



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