Ussuri shrew

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Ussuri shrew[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Sorex
Species: S. mirabilis
Binomial name
Sorex mirabilis
Ognev, 1937
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Ussuri Shrew range

The Ussuri shrew (Sorex mirabilis), also known as the giant shrew, is a species of shrew found in Northeast Asia. An adult Ussuri shrew has a body length of 7.4–9.4 cm, with a tail of 6.3–7.1 cm. It is found on the rocky slopes of mountains in the Korean Peninsula, northeastern China, and the Russian Far East. It is rarely found, and its ecology is largely unknown.[3]

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  1. ^ Hutterer, R. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 292. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Insectivore Specialist Group (1996). "Sorex cinereus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2006. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 12 May 2006.  Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
  3. ^ Won, Byeong-o (원병오) (2004). 한국의 포유동물 (Hangugui poyudongmul, Mammals of Korea). Seoul: Dongbang Media. ISBN 89-8457-310-8. 

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