Sorex caecutiens Laxmann, 1788

Jo, Yeong-Seok, Baccus, John T. & Koprowski, John L., 2018, Mammals of Korea: a review of their taxonomy, distribution and conservation status, Zootaxa 4522 (1), pp. 1-216: 29

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Sorex caecutiens Laxmann, 1788
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Sorex caecutiens Laxmann, 1788   —Laxmann’s Shrew

Sorex caecutiens Laxmann, 1788 p.285   ; Type locality-southwest shore of Lake Baikal, Russia; Ellerman & Morrison-Scott, 1951 p.48; Corbet, 1978 p.20; Han, 1994 p.45; Won & Smith, 1999 p.9; Han, 2004a p.30.

S. macropygmaeus Miller, 1901 p.158   .

S. annexus Thomas, 1906 p.859   .

S. caecutiens annexus: Van den Brink, 1953 p.108   ; Won, 1958 p.450; Jones & Johnson, 1960 p.559; Won, 1967 p.271.

S. caecutiens macropygmaeus: Won, 1968 p.56   .

S. caecutiens caecutiens: Yoon, 1992 p.19   .

S. caecutiens hallamontanus: Jo et al., 2012 p.249   .

Range: As the most common species of the Genus Sorex   , S. caecutiens   ranges throughout the Korean Peninsula and Jeju Island ( Jo et al. 2012; Fig. 15 View FIGURE 15 ). It is locally abundant in the northeastern Korean Peninsula along higher mountain ranges ( Kim et al. 2015). Sorex caecutiens   also inhabits the region near Seoul. Mt Odae and Mt. Jiri are known as habitats of this species in South Korea ( Yoon 1992).

Remarks: The subspecific status of S. caecutiens   in Korea remains ambiguous (S. c. annexus Jones and Johnson, 1960   ; S. c. macropygmaeus Miller, 1901   ). The first collection of Laxmann’s shrew on Jeju Island occurred in 1994 ( Ohdachi et al. 2003; Jo et al. 2012). Ten years later, Ohdachi et al. (2005) assigned a new Subspecies Sorex caecutiens hallamontanus Abe and Oh, 2005   , to the population on Jeju Island. The Jeju subspecies has morphological similarity with S. shinto   , but DNA data grouped the Jeju subspecies with S. caecutiens ( Ohdachi et al. 2005)   . Also, populations of S. caecutiens   from Korea clustered with populations on Sakhalin Island based on cytochrome b analysis ( Ohdachi et al. 2003).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Soricomorpha

Family

Soricidae

Genus

Sorex

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Sorex caecutiens Laxmann, 1788

Jo, Yeong-Seok, Baccus, John T. & Koprowski, John L. 2018
2018
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S. caecutiens hallamontanus:

Jo 2012:
2012
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S. caecutiens caecutiens:

Yoon 1992:
1992
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S. caecutiens macropygmaeus:

Won 1968:
1968
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S. caecutiens annexus:

Won 1967:
Jones & Johnson 1960:
Won 1958:
Van den Brink 1953:
1953
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S. annexus

Thomas 1906:
1906
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S. macropygmaeus

Miller 1901:
1901
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Sorex caecutiens

Han 2004:
Won & Smith 1999:
Han 1994:
Corbet 1978:
Ellerman & Morrison-Scott 1951:
Laxmann 1788:
1788