Merriam's shrew

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Merriam's shrew

Order : Insectivora
Family : Soricidae
Subfamily : Soricinae
Species : Sorex merriami

 

The Merriam's shrew is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Countries
United States

Facts about the Merriam's shrew

In Arizona, Sorex merriami is an inhabitant of cool, grassy places, often in association with the Mexican vole, Microtus mexicanus, and near coniferous forests.

In Arizona, Sorex merriami is an inhabitant of cool, grassy places, often in association with the Mexican vole, Microtus mexicanus, and near coniferous forests. (Full text)

Duke DISTRIBUTION, ABUNDANCEl AND SEASONALITY Merriam's shrew is considered rare throughout its range (Hall 1946, Ingles 1965).

Merriam’s Shrew is an uncommon shrew associated with dry sagebrush grasslands in the western United States; the nearest known population lies approximately 75 km south in the Columbia River basin in Washington State.

The Merriam’s shrew is the most terrestrial of the shrews and would most likely be dependent on native vegetation for persistence.

The Merriam's shrew is the most terrestrial of the shrews and would most likely be dependent on native vegetation for persistence.

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