Valais shrew

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Valais shrew
Soricidae - Sorex cf. antinorii.jpg
Sorex cf. antinorii
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Soricomorpha
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Sorex
Species: S. antinorii
Binomial name
Sorex antinorii
Bonaparte, 1840
Valais Shrew area.png
Valais shrew range
Synonyms
  • Sorex crassicaudatus Fatio, 1905
  • Sorex silanus Lehmann, 1961
  • Sorex valaicus Zagorodnyuk and Khazan, 1996

The Valais shrew (Sorex antinorii) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae.[2]

Taxonomy[edit]

It's karyotype has 2n = 24/25 and FN = 40. Until 2002, it was viewed as a chromosomal race of the wide-ranging and karyotypically polymorphic species S. araneus.[1]

Distribution[edit]

It is found in all of Italy except southern Apulia, in southeastern France, and in southern Switzerland.

Habitat[edit]

This species prefers areas with dense vegetation, at an elevation of 0–1,300 metres (0–4,265 ft) above sea level.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hutterer, R., Amori, G. & Kryštufek, B. (2008). "Sorex antinorii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Hutterer, R. (2005). "Order Soricomorpha". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 283. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.