Ornate shrew

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Ornate shrew
Sorex ornatus relictus.jpg
Sorex ornatus relictus
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Soricomorpha
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Sorex
Species: S. ornatus
Binomial name
Sorex ornatus
Merriam, 1895
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Ornate shrew range

The ornate shrew, Sorex ornatus, is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is endemic to Baja California in Mexico and California in the United States.[1] The tule shrew is a likely extinct subspecies; it is only known by four specimens collected in 1905. Other subspecies include the "Suisun ornate shrew", Sorex ornatus sinuosus.


  1. ^ a b Ticul Alvarez, S., Matson, J., Castro-Arellano, I., Woodman, N., de Grammont, P.C. & Hammerson, G. (2008). "Sorex ornatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 8 February 2010.