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SPECIES Sorex (Otisorex) portenkoi

Author:Stroganov, 1956.
Citation:Proc. Inst. Biol. W. Siberian Branch Acad. Sci. USSR, Zool., 1: 11-14.
Common Name:Portenko's Shrew
Type Locality:Russia, Koryaksk. Auv. Okr. "bliz pos Anadyr', poberejhe Anadyrsk limana [near Anadyr' settlement, shore of Anadyr' estuary]."
Distribution:NE Siberia.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Otisorex; S. cinereus group (Demboski and Cook, 2003). Originally described as a subspecies of cinereus and treated as such by Yudin (1972) and Okhotina (1977), then included in ugyunak (Ivanitskaya and Kozlovsky, 1985), but recently recognized as a distinct species by Zaitsev (1988), and van Zyll de Jong (1991b), who, however, pointed out its close relationship to jacksoni and ugyunak.
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