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Episoriculus  Ellermann and Morrison-Scott, 1966
Taxonomic Serial No.: 709694

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
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  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2006   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      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  
                                        TribeNectogalini Anderson, 1879  
                                           GenusEpisoriculus Ellermann and Morrison-Scott, 1966  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Species Episoriculus caudatus (Horsfield, 1851) – Hodgson's Brown-toothed Shrew 
                                              Species Episoriculus fumidus (Thomas, 1913) – Taiwanese Brown-toothed Shrew, Taiwan Brown-toothed Shrew 
                                              Species Episoriculus leucops (Horsfield, 1855) – Long-tailed Brown-toothed Shrew 
                                              Species Episoriculus macrurus (Blanford, 1888) – Long-tailed Mountain Shrew 

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
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  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   
  Reference for: Episoriculus   

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  Comment: Comments: Described as a subgenus of Soriculus and often included in that genus (Hoffmann, 1985b). Hutterer (1994b) presented evidence that Soriculus, Episoriculus and Chodsigoa are not closely related to each other, and that Pleistocene and Pliocene shrews from Europe referred to Episoriculus by many authors (e.g., Rzebik-Kowalska, 1981) belong to the extinct genus Asoriculus, a conclusion widely accepted by paleontologists (Reumer, 1998; Rzebik-Kowalska, 2002)  



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