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SPECIES Sorex (unnamed subgenus, see comments) ventralis

Author:Merriam, 1895.
Citation:N. Am. Fauna, 10: 75.
Common Name:Chestnut-bellied Shrew
Type Locality:"Cerro San Felipe, Oaxaca, Mexico (altitude 1000 feet [305 m])."
Distribution:Endemic to Mexico; in Distrito Federal, México, Oaxaca, Puebla, and Tlaxcala (Carraway, ms).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Referred to unnamed subgenus by George (1988:456). Similar to saussurei but smaller; see Junge and Hoffmann (1981), who allocated the species to subgenus Sorex. Hall (1981) included ventralis in oreopolus.
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