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SPECIES Neomys teres

Author:Miller, 1908.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 8, 1: 68.
Common Name:Transcaucasian Water Shrew
Type Locality:NE Turkey, 25 mi. (40 km) N Erzerum, 7,000 ft. (2134 m).
Distribution:Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia); and adjacent Turkey (Kryštufek and Vohralík, 2001) and Iran (specimen in ZFMK); eastern Palearctic limits unknown.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc) as N. schelkovnikovi.
Comments:Better known as N. schelkovnikovi as reviewed by Sokolov and Tembotov (1989). Kryštufek et al. (1998) reviewed the species in Turkey and showed that teres is the corect name for the species. Karyotype (2n = 52, FN = 98) identical to that of the other two species (Graphodatsky et al., 1993).



    balkaricus Ognev, 1926
    leptodactylus Satunin, 1914
    schelkovnikovi Satunin, 1913

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