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Sorex alaskanus  Merriam, 1900
Taxonomic Serial No.: 179934

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Glacier Bay Water 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 alaskanus Merriam, 1900 – Glacier Bay Water 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 alaskanus    
       
  Expert: Rainer Hutterer  
  Notes: Zoologisches Forschunginstitut und Museum Alexander Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany   
  Reference for: Sorex alaskanus    
       
  Expert: Robert S. Hoffman  
  Notes: Assistant Secretary for the Sciences, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Sorex alaskanus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Sorex alaskanus   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Sorex alaskanus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service  
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Animal Candidate Review for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Federal Register, vol. 59, no. 219   
  Page(s): 58982-59028   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Sorex alaskanus, Glacier Bay Water Shrew [English]   
       
  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 alaskanus   
       
  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 alaskanus, Glacier Bay Water Shrew [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Sorex alaskanus, Glacier Bay Water Shrew [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: North America  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Alaska, Native  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Subgenus Otisorex; S. vagrans complex. The species was tentatively included in palustris by Junge and Hoffmann (1981) and Harris (in Wilson and Ruff, 1999), but retained as a species by Hall (1981), Jones et al. (1982), and George (1988); a view supported by the skull figures and measurements given by Jackson (1928) and Carraway (1995). Apparently the species has not been collected again since 1899  
    US ESA: Potential candidate without sufficient data on vulnerability, as published in Federal Register Volume 59, Number 219, Pages 58982 - 59028, November 15, 1994  
 

 

   

 
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