The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database Extinct Mammals: Placental Mammals: Crocidura sicula esuae

Scientific Name: Crocidura sicula esuae

Author: Kotsakis, 1986

Synonym/s: Crocidura esui Kotsakis, 1986

Common Name/s: Pleistocene Sicilian shrew

Locality: Sicily, Italy

Last Record: Late Pleistocene

IUCN status: Not evaluated

Original Scientific Description:

Kotsakis, T. (1986). Crocidura esui n. sp. (Soricidae, Insectivora) du Pleistocene de Spinagallo (Sicile orientale, Italie). Geologica Rom. 23: 51-64.

Species Bibliography:

Hutterer, Rainer. (1990). Temporal and geographic variation of shrews of the Siculo-Maltese archipelago since the Pleistocene. Vie Milieu 40(2-3): 213-217.

Hutterer, Rainer. (1991). Variation and evolution of the Sicilian shrew: Taxonomic conclusions and description of a possibly related species from the Pleistocene of Morocco (Mammalia: Soricidae). Bonner zoologische Beiträge 42(3/4): 241-251.

Moncunill-Solé, Blanca, Jordana, Xavier and Köhler, Meike. (2016). How common is gigantism in insular fossil shrews? Examining the ‘Island Rule’ in soricids (Mammalia: Soricomorpha) from Mediterranean Islands using new body mass estimation models. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. DOI: 10.1111/zoj.12399. [Abstract]

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