Alaska tiny shrew

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Alaska tiny shrew
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Sorex
Species: S. yukonicus
Binomial name
Sorex yukonicus
Dokuchaev, 1997
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Alaska tiny shrew range

The Alaska tiny shrew (Sorex yukonicus) is a species of shrew. It is endemic to Alaska.[1]

This species was formerly included under the description of the Eurasian least shrew (S. minutissimus).[1] It was described as a separate species in 1997.[2] It was named for the Yukon River.[2]

This shrew occurs in central Alaska, and more recently it has been found in the southwestern part of the state. It always lives near rivers.[1]

This species has tricolored fur in varying shades of gray.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d NatureServe (Hammerson, G.) 2008. Sorex yukonicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. Downloaded on 14 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Dokuchaev, N. E. (1997). A new species of shrew (Soricidae, Insectivora) from Alaska. Journal of Mammalogy 78(3), 811-17.