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



Sicily, Italy












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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