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Blarina brevicauda Say 1823 (northern short-tailed shrew)

Osteichthyes - Placentalia - Soricidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 44538

Alternative combination: Sorex brevicaudus

Synonyms: Blarina fossilis Hibbard 1943 (no. 44540), Blarina kirtlandi Graham and Semken 1976 (no. 44542), Blarina ozarkensis Brown 1908 (no. 44544), Blarina simplicidens Cope 1899 (no. 44545), Blarina talpoides Grapper 1830 (no. 44546), Corsira talpoides Grapper 1830 (no. 45283), Sorex talpoides Grapper 1830 (no. 51666), Talposorex platyurus Pomel 1848 (no. 52000)

Belongs to Blarina according to S. B. George 1986

Sister taxon: Blarina carolinensis

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 1.89 x 1.11, femur length 11.0, humerus length 9.67, scapula length 9.00, skull 21.2 x 11.9, tibia length 14.5, ulna length 9.00

Estimated body mass: 7.7 g based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length