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SPECIES Sorex (Sorex) unguiculatus

Author:Dobson, 1890.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, 5: 155.
Common Name:Long-clawed Shrew
Type Locality:Russia, "Saghalien [Sakhalin] Island; Nikolajewsk, at the mouth of the Amur River." Ognev (1928:204) and Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951:52) both restricted the type locality to Sakhalin Isl.
Distribution:Pacific coast of Siberia from Vladivostok to the Amur, and the islands of Sakhalin (Russia) and Hokkaido (Japan); from Corbet (1978c).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Sorex, S. caecutiens group. Karyotype has 2n = 42, FN = 68-70. The inclusion of yesoensis follows Abe (1967). Skaren (1964) suggested a relationship with obscurus (= monticolus) but this was rejected by Siivonen (1965) and Hoffmann (1971).
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    yesoensis Kishida, 1924

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