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(Animals) a shrew or related animal
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Noun1.sorex - type genus of the family Soricidae: shrewsSorex - type genus of the family Soricidae: shrews
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
common shrew, Sorex araneus - common American shrew
American water shrew, Sorex palustris - water shrew of North America
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These are: Plesiosoricidae with a single genus Plesiosorex, and Soricidae with one subfamily, Soricinae, containing three tribes (genera in parentheses), Soricini (Sorex, Planisorex, and Petenyia), Nectogalini (Beckiasorex, Notiosorex, and Arctisorex); and Blarinini (Cryptotis and Paracryptotis).
Among the tribes of Soricinae, the PCS fossils show the characteristics of Soricini. The PCS shrew does not have an enlarged condylar process and laterally offset articular facets separated by a groove from the body of the dentary; therefore, it differs from the Nectogalini.