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Blarina brevicauda  (Say, 1823)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 179967

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): mole shrew [English]
 
    short-tailed shrew [English]
 
    grande musaraigne [French]
 
    Northern Short-tailed 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  
                                        TribeBlarinini Kretzoi, 1965  
                                           GenusBlarina Gray, 1838 – American short-tailed shrews  
                                              SpeciesBlarina brevicauda (Say, 1823) – mole shrew, short-tailed shrew, grande musaraigne, Northern Short-tailed Shrew  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Subspecies Blarina brevicauda aloga Bangs, 1902 – Martha's Vineyard short-tailed shrew 
                                                 Subspecies Blarina brevicauda angusta Anderson, 1943  
                                                 Subspecies Blarina brevicauda brevicauda (Say, 1823)  
                                                 Subspecies Blarina brevicauda churchi Bole and Moulthrop, 1942  
                                                 Subspecies Blarina brevicauda compacta Bangs, 1902 – Nantucket short-tailed shrew 
                                                 Subspecies Blarina brevicauda hooperi Bole and Moulthrop, 1942  
                                                 Subspecies Blarina brevicauda kirtlandi Bole and Moulthrop, 1942  
                                                 Subspecies Blarina brevicauda manitobensis Anderson, 1947  
                                                 Subspecies Blarina brevicauda pallida R. W. Smith, 1940  
                                                 Subspecies Blarina brevicauda talpoides (Gapper, 1830)  
                                                 Subspecies Blarina brevicauda telmalestes Merriam, 1895 – Dismal Swamp short-tailed 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: Blarina brevicauda    
       
  Expert: Rainer Hutterer  
  Notes: Zoologisches Forschunginstitut und Museum Alexander Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany   
  Reference for: Blarina brevicauda    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: CDP, database (version 1999)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Northern Short-tailed Shrew[English], grande musaraigne [French]   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Blarina brevicauda   
       
  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: Blarina brevicauda   
       
  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: Blarina brevicauda   
       
  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: Blarina brevicauda, Northern Short-tailed 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: Blarina brevicauda, Northern Short-tailed Shrew [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and Sue Ruff, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals   
  Page(s): xxv + 750   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-845-2   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Blarina brevicauda, Northern Short-tailed Shrew [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: North America  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Canada, Native  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Includes telmalestes (see review by George et al., 1986, Mammalian Species No. 261), which Hall (1981:57) listed as a distinct species. Karyotype has 2n = 48-50, FN = 52 (Zima et al., 1998)  
 

 

   

 
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