The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Crocidura sicula esuae Kotsakis, 1986

Pleistocene Sicilian shrew

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Crocidura esui Kotsakis, 1986

 

Conservation Status

Last record: late Pleistocene

 

Distribution

Sicily, Italy

 

Biology

 

 

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References

Original scientific description:
 
Kotsakis, T. (1986). Crocidura esui n. sp. (Soricidae, Insectivora) du Pleistocene de Spinagallo (Sicile orientale, Italie). Geologica Rom. 23: 51-64.
 
 
Other references:
 
Hutterer, Rainer. (1990). Temporal and geographic variation of shrews of the Siculo-Maltese archipelago since the Pleistocene. Vie Milieu 40(2-3): 213-217.
 
 
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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