Nesiotites hidalgo Bate, 1944

Balearic shrew



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Asoriculus hidalgo Bate, 1944; Soriculus hidalgo Bate, 1944


Conservation Status


Last record: 4280 ± 50 bp (Bover & Alcover, 2008)



Majorca and Minorca, Spain



Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:
Bate, Dorothea M. A. (1944). Pleistocene shrews from the larger Western Mediterranean Islands , Annals and Magazine of Natural History: Series 11, 11(83): 738-769. [Abstract]
Other references:
Alcover, Josep Antoni et al. (1998). Mammal Species of the World: Additional Data on Insular Mammals. American Museum Novitates 3248, 29 pp., 1 table.
Bover, Pere, Mitchell, Kieren J. et al. (2018). Molecular phylogenetics supports the origin of an endemic Balearic shrew lineage (Nesiotites) coincident with the Messinian Salinity Crisis. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 125: 188-195. [Abstract]
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]
Reumer, J. W. F. (1980). On the Pleistocene shrew Nesiotites hidalgo Bate, 1944 from Majorca (Soricidae, Insectivora). Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Series B, 83: 39-68.
Reumer, J. W. F. (1981). The Pleistocene small mammals from Sa Pedrera de S’Onix, Majorca (Gliridae, Soricidae). Proceedings of the Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen (Series B) 84: 3-11.
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.


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