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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Soricomorpha
Familia: Soricidae
Subfamilia: Soricinae
Tribus: Nectogalini
Genus: Episoriculus
Species: E. caudatus - E. fumidus - E. leucops - E. macrurus


Episoriculus Ellermann & Morrison-Scott, 1966


* Episoriculus on Mammal Species of the World.
Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder
* Episoriculus Ellermann & Morrison-Scott, 1966 Report on ITIS

Vernacular names

Episoriculus is a genus of shrew in the Red-toothed shrew subfamily.[1][2][3][4][5] They have been described to have a common name as the Brown-toothed shrews.[6] It has been described as a subgenus to Soriculus in the past.[7][8][9] The genus is occurs at a number of locations in Asia, including Nepal and China.[10]

There are currently 4 identified species under the Episoriculus genus which include[11][12]:

* Hodgsons's Brown-toothed Shrew (Episoriculus caudatus)
o Episoriculus caudatus sacratus
o Episoriculus caudatus umbrinus
* Taiwanese Brown-toothed Shrew (Episoriculus fumidus)
* Long-tailed Brown-toothed Shrew (Episoriculus leucops)
o Episoriculus leucops leucops
o Episoriculus leucops baileyi
* Long-tailed Mountain Shrew (Episoriculus macrurus)


1. ^ http://data.gbif.org/species/browse/taxon/13191353
2. ^ http://www.ubio.org/browser/details.php?namebankID=112711
3. ^ http://www.organismnames.com/details.htm?lsid=3804592
4. ^ http://www.ubio.org/browser/details.php?namebankID=4428918
5. ^ http://www.organismnames.com/details.htm?lsid=2921402
6. ^ http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/pictures/Episoriculus.html
7. ^ http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=13700420
8. ^ http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=709694
9. ^ http://www.ubio.org/browser/details.php?namebankID=9745950
10. ^ http://data.gbif.org/species/13191353
11. ^ http://www.eol.org/pages/34570
12. ^ http://www.catalogueoflife.org/annual-checklist/2010/browse/tree/id/2333962

Further reading

* [1]
* A guide to the mammals of China.
* Checklist of Palaearctic and Indian Mammals 1758 to 1946. British Museum (Natural History), 19 1951: pp. 810. [Zoological Record Volume 88]
* [2]<

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