SORICOMORPHA Gregory, 1910,

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: 16

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4522.1.1

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SORICOMORPHA Gregory, 1910
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ORDER SORICOMORPHA Gregory, 1910 

Soricomorpha  , Erinaceomorpha  , and Afrosoricida previously composed the single Order Insectivora  or Lipotyphla ( Hutterer 2005b). Currently, the Order Insectivora  has a paraphyletic designation. Since Soricidae  has a closer relationship to Erinaceidae  than Talpidae  , Soricomorpha  also seems polyphyletic. Several mammalogists advocated combining Eulipotyphla  with Erinaceomorpha  and Soricomorpha  ( Waddell et al. 1999; Murphy et al. 2001; Roca et al. 2004). Since greater consensus does not exist for these orders ( Vaughan et al. 2013), we followed Wilson and Reeder (2005).

In Korean, 13 species representing four genera and two families compose the Order Soricomorpha  . In this review, we removed three species from Soricidae  and confirmed 10 species (see below).