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SPECIES Crocidura sicula

Author:Miller, 1900.
Citation:Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 14: 41.
Common Name:Sicilian Shrew
Type Locality:Italy, Sicily, Palermo.
Distribution:Sicily, Egadi Isls and Ustica (Italy), and Gozo (Malta); extinct in Malta.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Revised by Hutterer (1991), who recognized one extinct and three extant subspecies. Formerly included in leucodon, russula, or suaveolens; but the species has a distinct karyotype (Sara and Vitturi, 1996; Vogel, 1988) and morphology (Vogel et al., 1989). Temporal and geographic variation studied by Hutterer (1991), Sara (1995, 1996), and Sara and Vitturi (1996).
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SUBSPECIES sicula

SUBSPECIES aegatensis

SUBSPECIES calypso

SUBSPECIES esuae

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