Myosorex is a mammal genus in the Soricidae (shrew) family. The genus, collectively referred to as the mouse shrews, contains these species:[2]

(mouse shrews)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Subfamily: Myosoricinae
Genus: Myosorex
Gray, 1838[1]
Type species
Myosorex varius
Smuts, 1832

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  1. ^ Gray (1838). Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 5: page 124.
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  5. ^ Kerbis Peterhans, J.C.; Huhndorf, M.H.; Plumptre, A.J.; Hutterer, R.; Kaleme, P.; Ndara, B. (2013). "Mammals, other than bats, from the Misotshi-Kabogo highlands (eastern Democratic Republic of Congo), with the description of two new species (Mammalia: Soricidae)". Bonn Zoological Bulletin. 62 (2): 203–219.
  6. ^ Taylor, P.J.; Kearney, T.C.; Kerbis Peterhans, J.C.; Baxter, R.M.; Willows-Munro, S. (2013). "Cryptic diversity in forest shrews of the genus Myosorex from southern Africa, with the description of a new species and comments on Myosorex tenuis". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 169 (4): 881–902. doi:10.1111/zoj.12083.