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SPECIES Sorex (Sorex) arcticus

Author:Kerr, 1792.
Citation:Animal Kingdom: 206.
Common Name:Arctic Shrew
Type Locality:Canada, Ontario, settlement on Severn River (now Fort Severn), Hudson Bay.
Distribution:Yukon and Northwest Territory to Quebec (Canada); Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota (USA).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Sorex. S. arcticus group. Reviewed by Kirkland and Schmidt (1996, Mammalian Species No. 524). Karyotype has 2n = 28/29, FN = 38. Palearctic species currently referred to arcticus (Gromov and Baranova, 1981:18) represent tundrensis (Ivanitskaya et al., 1986; Junge et al., 1983); see also Sokolov and Orlov (1980), Okhotina (1983), and Hoffmann (1985a). Formerly included maritimensis, but see Stewart et al. (2002).
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SUBSPECIES arcticus

SUBSPECIES laricorum

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