Soriculus

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Soriculus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Subfamily: Soricinae
Tribe: Nectogalini
Genus: Soriculus
Blyth, 1854
Species: S. nigrescens
Binomial name
Soriculus nigrescens
(Gray, 1842)
Himalayan Shrew area.png
Himalayan shrew range

Soriculus is a genus of mammal in the family Soricidae. Soriculus nigrescens, the Himalayan shrew, found in Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, and Nepal, is currently the only species in the genus within the tribe Nectogalini, although the species Chodsigoa and Episoriculus, which occur in southeastern Asia, as well as those of the fossil European genus Asoriculus, were formerly included there.

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