Valais shrew

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Valais shrew
Soricidae - Sorex cf. antinorii.jpg
Sorex cf. antinorii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Sorex
Species: S. antinorii
Binomial name
Sorex antinorii
Bonaparte, 1840
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Valais shrew range
  • 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]


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]


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


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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  1. ^ a b Hutterer, R.; Amori, G. & Kryštufek, B. (2008). "Sorex antinorii". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T136814A4342868. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T136814A4342868.en. Retrieved 23 December 2017. 
  2. ^ Hutterer, R. (2005). "Order Soricomorpha". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 283. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.