Asoriculus corsicanus (Bate, 1945:748)

Corsican giant shrew



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Neseotites corsicanus Bate, 1945:748 (original combination); Soriculus corsicanus (Bate, 1945); Episoriculus (Nesiotites) corsicanus Bate, 1945:748


Conservation Status




Corsica (France)


Biology & Ecology










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