Veracruz shrew

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Veracruz shrew
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Sorex
Species:
S. veraecrucis
Binomial name
Sorex veraecrucis
Jackson, 1925
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Veracruz shrew range

The Veracruz shrew (Sorex veraecrucis) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is found in Mexico.

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References

  1. Matson, J.; Woodman, N.; Castro-Arellano, I. & de Grammont, P. C. (2008). "Sorex veraecrucis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species . IUCN. 2008. Retrieved 21 June 2010.