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SPECIES Sorex (Otisorex) leucogaster

Author:Kuroda, 1933.
Citation:Bull. Biogeogr. Soc. Japan, 3(3): 155.
Common Name:Paramushir Shrew
Type Locality:Russia, Paramushir Isl; given by Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951:48) as "Nasauki, Amamu-shiru, 200 ft. [61 m], North Kurile Islands".
Distribution:Probably confined to Paramushir Isl, south of Kamchatka Peninsula.
Status:IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:Subgenus Otisorex, S. cinereus group (Demboski and Cook, 2003). Karyotype has 2n = 66, FN = 70. Formerly included in cinereus or gracillimus (Corbet, 1978c); includes beringianus Yudin, 1967. On the status, authorship and valid date of publication see Pavlinov and Rossolimo (1987). Related to jacksoni and ugyunak (van Zyll de Jong, 1982, 1991b).



    beringianus Yudin, 1967

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