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SPECIES Sorex (Sorex) satunini

Author:Ognev, 1922.
Citation:Ann. Zool. Mus. Russ. Acad. Sci., 22: 311.
Common Name:Caucasian Shrew
Type Locality:Turkey, Kars, Goele, "Gel'skaya kotlovina [depression], Mvuzaret".
Distribution:N Turkey and Caucasus.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Sorex; S. araneus group (Fumagalli et al., 1999). Karyotype has 2n = 24/25, FN = 46. Formerly referred to as caucasicus Satunin, which is now synonymized with raddei Satunin; see Pavlinov and Rossolimo (1987) and Zaitsev (1988). Sokolov and Tembotov (1989), who reviewed the distribution in Caucasus, used caucasicus for this species. Considered a distinct species by Graf et al. (1979).
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