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SPECIES Sorex (Otisorex) pacificus

Author:Coues, 1877.
Citation:Bull. U.S. Geol. Geogr. Surv. Terr., 3(3): 650.
Common Name:Pacific Shrew
Type Locality:USA, "Fort Umpqua [mouth Umpqua River, Douglas County], Oregon."
Distribution:Coastal forests and Cascade Mountains, Oregon (USA).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Otisorex. S. vagrans complex (Carraway, 1990). Karyotype has 2n = 54, FN = 62. Not conspecific with mirabilis; see Yudin (1969) and Hoffmann (1971). Related to monticolus; see Findley (1955b), Junge and Hoffmann (1981), and George (1988). Reviewed by Carraway (1985, Mammalian Species No. 231), who later (1990) removed sonomae from synonymy; see comments under that species.
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SUBSPECIES pacificus

SUBSPECIES cascadensis

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