genus of mammals

The genus Sorex includes many of the common shrews of Eurasia and North America. It contains at least 142 known species and subspecies. They are in the tribe Soricini of the subfamily Soricinae.[1]

Temporal range: Late Miocene to recent
Cinereous shrew (Sorex cinereus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Subfamily: Soricinae
Tribe: Soricini
G. Fischer, 1814
Genus: Sorex
Linnaeus, 1758


The many species in the genus Sorex include:


  1. Mammal species of the world : a taxonomic and geographic reference. Wilson, Don E., Reeder, DeeAnn M. (3rd ed ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 2005. ISBN 0-8018-8221-4. OCLC 57557352. |edition= has extra text (help)CS1 maint: others (link)