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SPECIES Megasorex gigas

Author:Merriam, 1897.
Citation:Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 11: 227.
Common Name:Mexican Shrew
Type Locality:Mexico, Jalisco, near San Sebastián, mountains at Milpillas.
Distribution:Nayarit to Oaxaca (Mexico).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Formerly included in Notiosorex (Hall, 1981:65); but Repenning (1967:56) and Armstrong and Jones (1972a, Mammalian Species No. 16) considered Megasorex a distinct genus; a view supported by George (1986) on the basis of allozyme data.
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