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Sorex minutissimus  Zimmermann, 1780
Taxonomic Serial No.: 552507

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Eurasian Least Shrew [English]
 
    miniscule shrew [English]
 
    Asian minute 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  
                                              SpeciesSorex minutissimus Zimmermann, 1780 – Eurasian Least Shrew, miniscule shrew, Asian minute 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 minutissimus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
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  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Dokuchaev, Nikolay E.  
  Publication Date: 1997   
  Article/Chapter Title: A new species of shrew (Soricidae, Insectiora) from Alaska   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Journal of Mammalogy, vol. 78, no. 3   
  Page(s): 811-817   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0022-2372   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Sorex minutissimus   
       
  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 minutissimus   
       
  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 minutissimus, Eurasian Least Shrew [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
       
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 Comments
       
  Comment: Dokuchaev (1997) concluded that Alaskan specimens previously identified as Sorex minutissimus Zimmermann, 1780 are actually a distinct species, Sorex yukonicus Dokuchaev, 1997  
    Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Subgenus Sorex or Eurosorex, S. caecutiens group. Karyotype has 2n= 38 (Finland) or 42 (Siberia), FN = 74. Yoshiyuki (1988a) recognized nine subspecies, but the evidence seems to be weak, and none is recognized here. Ohdachi et al. (1997b) identified a sister relationship between S. minutissimus and S. hosonoi  
 

 

   

 
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