Asoriculus similis (Hensel, 1855)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Neseotites similis (Hensel, 1855)


Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene



Sardinia (Italy)


Biology & Ecology










Alcover, Josep Antoni et al. (1998). Mammal Species of the World: Additional Data on Insular Mammals. American Museum Novitates 3248, 29 pp., 1 table.
Gliozzi, E., Malatesta, A. and Palombo, M. R. (1984). Upper Pleistocene small mammal associations in the Is Oreris area (Iglesiente, SW Sardegna). Geologica Romana 23: 121-129. [a record of N. similis from south-west Sardinia]
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]

Turvey, Samuel T. (2009). Holocene mammal extinctions, pp. 41-61. In: Turvey, Samuel T. (ed.). Holocene Extinctions. Oxford, UK & New York, USA: Oxford University Press. xii + 352 pp.

Turvey, Samuel T. and Fritz, Susanne A. (2011). The ghosts of mammals past: biological and geographical patterns of global mammalian extinction across the Holocene. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 366(1577): 2564-2576. [Supplementary Information]

Wilson, D. E. and Reeder, D. M. (2005). Mammal species of the world: a taxonomic and geographic reference. Third edition. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press.
Zoboli, Daniel, Pala, Alexandra et al. (2019). Pleistocene mammals from Sa Cona Cave (Teulada, south-western Sardinia, Italy). Journal of Mediterranean Earth Sciences 11. doi: doi: 10.3304/JMES.2019.002
Zoboli, Daniel and Pillola, Gian Luigi. (2017). Upper Pleistocene mammal assemblage from Su Concali Quarry (Samatzai, Southern Sardinia, Italy). Riv. It. Paleontol. Strat. 123(2): 243-254. [relevant citation?]


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