Brazilian shrew mouse

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Brazilian shrew mouse
Temporal range: Pleistocene – Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Sigmodontinae
Tribe: Akodontini
Genus: Blarinomys
Thomas, 1896
Species: B. breviceps
Binomial name
Blarinomys breviceps
(Winge, 1887)

The Brazilian shrew mouse (Blarinomys breviceps),[2] also known as the blarinine akodont,[3] is a rodent in the tribe Akodontini from the Atlantic Forest of eastern and southeastern Brazil.[1] It is the only species in the genus Blarinomys.[3]


  1. ^ a b Pardinas et al., 2008
  2. ^ Duff and Lawson, 2004
  3. ^ a b Musser and Carleton, 2005

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