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SPECIES Crocidura gmelini

Author:Pallas, 1811.
Citation:Zoogr. Rosso-Asiat., 1: 134, pl. 10, fig. 3.
Common Name:Gmelin's White-toothed Shrew
Type Locality:"Hyrcania"; restricted to "Iran, Khorassan prov., Bujnurd distr., 85 km W Bujnurd, Dasht, 3200 ft. [975 m]" by Goodwin (1940) and Hoffmann (1996a).
Distribution:Israel through Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan and Pakistan to W China and Mongolia.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Hoffmann (1996a, b) designated a neotype, re-defined the species, and provided tentative distribution maps. The species is still unsufficiently known, particularly the relations to C. suaveolens and C. katinka must be studied (Hutterer and Kock, 2002). The taxon gmelini was previously regarded as a synomyn of Sorex minutus. C. portali was given species rank by Kryštufek and Vohralík (2001), but without regard to Hoffmann's papers.



    hyrcania Goodwin, 1940
    ilensis Miller, 1901
    lar G. Allen, 1928
    lignicolor Miller, 1900
    mordeni Goodwin, 1934
    portali Thomas, 1920

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