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SPECIES Blarina brevicauda

Author:Say, 1823.
Citation:In James, Account Exped. Pittsburgh to Rocky Mtns, 1: 164.
Common Name:Northern Short-tailed Shrew
Type Locality:USA, Engineer cantonment, west bank of the Missouri River; restricted to Nebraska, Washington Co., approximately 2 mi. (3.2 km) east Ft. Calhoun by Jones (1964:68).
Distribution:S Canada west to C Saskatchewan and east to SE Canada, south to Nebraska and N Virginia (USA).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Includes telmalestes (see review by George et al., 1986, Mammalian Species No. 261), which Hall (1981:57) listed as a distinct species. Karyotype has 2n = 48-50, FN = 52 (Zima et al., 1998).
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SUBSPECIES brevicauda

SUBSPECIES aloga

SUBSPECIES angusta

SUBSPECIES churchi

SUBSPECIES compacta

SUBSPECIES hooperi

SUBSPECIES kirtlandi

SUBSPECIES manitobensis

SUBSPECIES pallida

SUBSPECIES talpoides

SUBSPECIES telmalestes

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