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SPECIES Sorex (Otisorex) alaskanus

Author:Merriam, 1900.
Citation:Proc. Wash. Acad. Sci., 2: 18.
Common Name:Glacier Bay Water Shrew
Type Locality:USA, Alaska, Glacier bay, Point Gustavus.
Distribution:Known only from the type locality.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Otisorex; S. vagrans complex. The species was tentatively included in palustris by Junge and Hoffmann (1981) and Harris (in Wilson and Ruff, 1999), but retained as a species by Hall (1981), Jones et al. (1982), and George (1988); a view supported by the skull figures and measurements given by Jackson (1928) and Carraway (1995). Apparently the species has not been collected again since 1899.
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