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SPECIES Sorex (Otisorex) bendirii

Author:Merriam, 1884.
Citation:Trans. Linnean Soc. New York, 2: 217.
Common Name:Marsh Shrew
Type Locality:USA, "Klamath Basin, Oregon" = Oregon, Klamath Co., l mi. (1.6 km) from Williamson River, l8 mi. (29 km) SE of Fort Klamath.
Distribution:A narrow coastal area from NW California to Oregon and Washington (USA); a few records from SE British Columbia (Canada).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Originally described in the monotypic genus Atophyrax Merriam; now in subgenus Otisorex. S. vagrans complex (Carraway, 1990; Demboski and Cook, 2001). Karyotype has 2n = 54, FN = 70. Reviewed by Pattie (1973, Mammalian Species No. 27).
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