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Sorex pribilofensis  Merriam, 1895
Taxonomic Serial No.: 179930

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Sorex hydrodromus Dobson, 1889
 
  Common Name(s): Pribilof Island Shrew [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderSoricomorpha Gregory, 1910  
                                  FamilySoricidae G. Fischer, 1814 – shrews  
                                     SubfamilySoricinae G. Fischer, 1814  
                                        TribeSoricini G. Fischer, 1814  
                                           GenusSorex Linnaeus, 1758 – red-toothed shrews  
                                              SubgenusSorex (Otisorex) De Kay, 1842  
                                                 SpeciesSorex pribilofensis Merriam, 1895 – Pribilof Island Shrew  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Alfred L. Gardner  
  Notes: Curator of North American mammals and Chief of Mammal Section, National Biological Service, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Sorex pribilofensis    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Sorex pribilofensis   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Sorex pribilofensis   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Sorex pribilofensis, Pribilof Island Shrew [English]   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Comments: Subgenus Otisorex; S. cinereus group (Demboski and Cook, 2003). There exists some discrepancy in the literature on the correct name for this species. Dobson's hydrodromus would have priority, but the type locality (Unalaska Isl) may be incorrect, and the holotype specimen shows dental characters of the Sorex araneus group (Rausch and Rausch, 1997). Hoffmann and Peterson (1967) proposed to suppress hydrodromus in favour of pribilofensis, a suggestion followed by van Zyll de Jong (1991b). How...  
    Status: IUCN - Endangered as S. hydrodromus  
 

 

   

 
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