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COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Gaspé shrew in Canada

COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report
on the
Gaspé Shrew
Sorex gaspensis
in Canada

Gaspé Shrew

Not At Risk 2006

COSEWIC
Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada



COSEPAC
Comité sur la situation des espèces en péril au Canada

COSEWIC status reports are working documents used in assigning the status of wildlife species suspected of being at risk. This report may be cited as follows:

COSEWIC 2006. COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the Gaspé shrew Sorex gaspensis in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. vii + 22 pp.

Previous report

Scott, F.W. 1988. COSEWIC status report on the Gaspé shrew Sorex gaspensis in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. 1-19 pp.

Production note

This status report includes information on both Gaspé shrew (sorex gaspensis) and Long-tailed shrew (sorex dispar). However, only Gaspé shrew was assessed by COSEWIC.

COSEWIC would like to acknowledge David Anthony Kirk and Jennie L. Pearce for writing the update status report on the Gaspé shrew Sorex gaspensis,prepared under contract with Environment Canada, and overseen and edited by Mark Brigham, Co-chair (Terrestrial Mammals), COSEWIC Terrestrial Mammals Species Specialist Subcommittee.

For additional copies contact:

COSEWIC Secretariat
c/o Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0H3

Tel.: (819) 997-4991 / (819) 953-3215
Fax (819) 994-3684
COSEWIC E-mail
COSEWIC Website

Également disponible en français sous le titre Évaluation et Rapport de situation du COSEPAC sur la musaraigne de Gaspé(Sorex gaspensis) au Canada – Mise à jour.

Cover illustration:

Gaspé shrew -- Painting by Nancy Halliday from Kays and Wilson’s Mammals of Nature America, ©Princeton University Press (2002).

©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2006

Catalogue CW69-14/477-2006E-PDF

ISBN0-662-43260-6

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