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SPECIES Sorex (Otisorex) leucogaster

Author:Kuroda, 1933.
Citation:Bull. Biogeogr. Soc. Japan, 3(3): 155.
Common Name:Paramushir Shrew
Type Locality:Russia, Paramushir Isl; given by Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951:48) as "Nasauki, Amamu-shiru, 200 ft. [61 m], North Kurile Islands".
Distribution:Probably confined to Paramushir Isl, south of Kamchatka Peninsula.
Status:IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:Subgenus Otisorex, S. cinereus group (Demboski and Cook, 2003). Karyotype has 2n = 66, FN = 70. Formerly included in cinereus or gracillimus (Corbet, 1978c); includes beringianus Yudin, 1967. On the status, authorship and valid date of publication see Pavlinov and Rossolimo (1987). Related to jacksoni and ugyunak (van Zyll de Jong, 1982, 1991b).
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    beringianus Yudin, 1967

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