New records of Merriam’s Shrew (Sorex merriami) from western North Dakota

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Michael J. Shaughnessy Jr
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Abstract

Despite having a broad geographic distribution, Merriam's Shrew (Sorex merriami Dobson 1890) is known from a relatively few, widely-scattered localities. In North Dakota, the species was known from only a single poorly-preserved specimen collected in 1913 near Medora. We recently collected two new specimens of Merriam's Shrew from Billings and McKenzie counties in the western quarter of the state. These specimens confirm the presence of S. merriami in North Dakota and better define the northeastern edge of the species' distribution.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title New records of Merriam’s Shrew (Sorex merriami) from western North Dakota
Series title Check List
DOI 10.15560/11.3.1623
Volume 11
Issue 3
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher Check Collectors Round Table
Publisher location Santa Barbara, CA
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 4 p.
First page 1
Last page 4
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N