Museum, University of Nebraska State

 

Date of this Version

12-18-1981

Citation

Annals of the Carnegie Museum (December 18, 1981) 50(article 21): 493-513.

Comments

Copyright 1981, Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Used by permission.

Abstract

Systematic relationships of southern populations of short-tailed shrews (genus Blarina) are assessed on the basis of univariate and multivariate statistics. Populations are separated into two phena; southwestern short-tailed shrews are significantly larger morphometrically than southeastern forms. The two phena apparently represent distinct species. The name Blarina hylophaga is available for southwestern populations, and the name Blarina carolinensis is here restricted to short-tailed shrews in the southeastern United States.