We identified three individuals of the Mediterranean water shrew (Neomys anomalus) in Estonia, expanding the known distribution range of the species to the north by 500 km from the most northern location in Lithuania and over 700 km from Poland. The identification of the species in Estonia, the most northern known locality, was based on the position of mental foramen, height of coronoid process (>4.3 mm), and Libois index (
Neomys anomalus, distribution range, diagnostic characters, Bergman?s rule
BALCIAUSKAS, LINAS; BALCIAUSKIENE, LAIMA; and TIMM, UUDO
"Mediterranean water shrew (Neomys anomalus): range expansion northward,"
Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 40:
1, Article 12.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol40/iss1/12