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SPECIES Sorex (Otisorex) oreopolus

Author:Merriam, 1892.
Citation:Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 7: 173.
Common Name:Mexican Long-tailed Shrew
Type Locality:"Sierra de Colima, Jalisco, Mexico (altitude 10,000 feet) [= 3,048 m]".
Distribution:Endemic to Mexico; in Distrito Federal, Jalisco, México, Morelos, Puebla, and Tlaxcala (Carraway, ms).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Subgenus Otisorex. Contrary to Findley (1955b), this species does not include emarginatus or ventralis, which Diersing and Hoffmeister (1977) placed in the subgenus Sorex. S. orizabae was included in vagrans by Hennings and Hoffmann (1977:8), and in oreopolus by Junge and Hoffmann (1981:43), but considered a separate species by Carraway (ms).



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