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SPECIES Sorex (Otisorex) vagrans

Author:Baird, 1857.
Citation:Mammalia, in Repts. U.S. Expl. Surv., 8(1): 15.
Common Name:Vagrant Shrew
Type Locality:USA, "Shoalwater Bay, W.T. [= Willapa Bay, Pacific Co., Washington]."
Distribution:Riparian and montane areas of the N Great Basin and Columbia Plateau, north to S British Columbia and Vancouver Isl (Canada); east to W Montana, W Wyoming, and Wasatch Mtns (Utah); C Nevada to Sierra Nevada (California).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Otisorex. S. vagrans complex. Karyotype has 2n = 53-54, FN = 62-67 (Brown, 1974). Findley's (1955b) wide concept of the vagrans group was substantially modified by Hennings and Hoffmann (1977) and Junge and Hoffmann (1981). The group was partly revised by Carraway (1990). Demboski and Cook (2001) analyzed the phylogeography of the "dusky shrew complex" which overlaps with the S. vagrans complex of Carraway (1990).
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SUBSPECIES vagrans

SUBSPECIES halicoetes

SUBSPECIES paludivagus

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