New Mexico shrew

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New Mexico shrew
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Soricomorpha
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Sorex
Species: S. neomexicanus
Binomial name
Sorex neomexicanus
Bailey, 1913
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New Mexico shrew range

The New Mexico shrew (Sorex neomexicanus) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is found only in New Mexico in the Capitan, Manzano, and Sandia mountains. Its total length is 103 to 121 millimeters. Its tail length is 39 to 54 millimeters. It weighs 6 to 8 grams.[2] It was included in Sorex monticolus until 1996.[3] It is distinguished from Sorex monticolus by its teeth. The row of unicuspid teeth is longer in Sorex neomexicanus than in Sorex monticolus, and Sorex neomexicanus has a wider space between its first upper unicuspid and second upper unicuspid (going from front to back) than Sorex monticolus does.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NatureServe (Hammerson, G.), Woodman, N., Reid, F. & Matson, J. (2008). "Sorex neomexicanus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Kays, Roland, Roland W. Kays, and Don E. Wilson. Mammals of North America. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009. Print.
  3. ^ Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005. Print.