Institut für Biologie der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg


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Erforschung biologischer Ressourcen der Mongolei (2021) band 14: 109-122.


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New data on the Mongolian fauna of Soricidae came in the last decades from Russian scientists, such as Ju. G. Švecov, N. I. Litvinov, and B. I. Sheftel, last not least, in cooperation with Mongolian mammalogists. We remind the reader about the publications of N. Chotochu, D. Bazardorž, and R. Samjaa with his team. Also in future, there is a lot to do for understanding the biology, ecology, and distribution of the Mongolian shrews. We have summarized the most important publications on shrews and made a grid mapping together with the results of the Mongolian-German Biological Expeditions. Up to now, the following species are known from Mongolian territory: Neomys fodiens, Crocidura suaveolens (or C. sibirica), Crocidura shantungensis as well as the Sorex-species S. roboratus, S. daphaenodon, S. isodon, S. minutissimus, S. araneus, S. caecutiens, and S. tundrensis.