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SPECIES Sorex (Sorex) antinorii

Author:Bonaparte, 1840.
Citation:Iconogr. Faun. Ital., 1: 29.
Common Name:Valais Shrew
Type Locality:No exact locality given; restricted to N Italy, Lake Lugano, Porlezza, by Lehmann (1963).
Distribution:SE France, S Switzerland, and Italy.
Comments:Subgenus Sorex, S. araneus group. Formerly known as the Valais chromosome race of the common shrew (2n = 24/25, FN = 40). Given species rank, diagnosed and reviewed by Brünner et al. (2002a). A contact zone in the Alps between araneus and antinorii was investigated by Brünner et al. (2002b). Sorex arunchi may be related, if not conspecific.



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