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SPECIES Sorex (Otisorex) monticolus

Author:Merriam, 1890.
Citation:N. Am. Fauna, 3: 43.
Common Name:Dusky Shrew
Type Locality:USA, Arizona, Coconino Co., San Francisco Mountain, altitude 3500 meters.
Distribution:Montane boreal and coastal coniferous forest and alpine areas from Alaska to California and New Mexico, east to Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado (USA) and to W Manitoba (Canada); Chihuahua, Durango (Mexico).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Otisorex. S. vagrans complex (Carraway, 1990) or "dusky shrew complex" (Demboski and Cook, 2001). Includes obscurus and durangae, which were previously included in vagrans and saussurei respectively; see Hennings and Hoffmann (1977) and map in Junge and Hoffmann (1981); other synonyms follow van Zyll de Jong (1983a) and George and Smith (1991). Related to pacificus (see George, 1988). Reviewed by Smith and Belk (1996, Mammalian Species No. 528), and by Alexander (1996). Phylogeography of the entire complex analyzed by Demboski and Cook (2001).
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SUBSPECIES monticolus

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SUBSPECIES prevostensis

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SUBSPECIES shumaginensis

SUBSPECIES soperi

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