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SPECIES Blarina peninsulae

Author:Merriam, 1895.
Citation:N. Amer. Fauna, 10: 14.
Common Name:Everglades Short-tailed Shrew
Type Locality:USA, Florida, Dade Co., Miami River.
Distribution:Peninsular Florida (USA).
Comments:Formerly listed under brevicauda or carolinensis. The population of short-tailed shrews in S Florida has a distinct karyotype (2n = 50-52) and a distinct morphology (Genoways and Choate, 1998; George et al., 1982). In addition, the presence of a contact zone with carolinensis (2n = 36-46) suggests that peninsulae represents a valid species (Genoways and Benedict, in Wilson and Ruff, 1999).
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