Sicilian shrew

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Sicilian shrew[1]
Crocidura sicula Msara01.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Soricomorpha
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Crocidura
Species: C. sicula
Binomial name
Crocidura sicula
Miller, 1900
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Sicilian shrew range

The Sicilian shrew (Crocidura sicula) is a species of mammal in the Soricidae family. It is found in Sicily (Italy) and Gozo (Malta). Its natural habitat is temperate shrubland.

Subspecies[edit]

Four subspecies of the Sicilian shrew are found:

Crocidura sicula ssp. calypso[edit]

The species that is found on the island of Gozo (part of Malta) has recently been defined as a different subspecies.[3]

Crocidura sicula ssp. sicula[edit]

This subspecies is native to the island of Sicily.[3]

Crocidura sicula ssp. aegatensis[edit]

This subspecies is found only on the Aegadian Islands.[3]

Crocidura sicula ssp. esuae[edit]

This subspecies is known as fossil form from the Middle Pleistocene of Sicily.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hutterer, R. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Insectivore Specialist Group (1996 title = Crocidura sicula). {{{title}}}. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 2007-07-30.
  3. ^ a b c http://www.geog.plym.ac.uk/malta/Eco1.htm