A new species of Blarinoides (Soricidae, Mammalia), Blarinoides aliciae, is described from the Pliocene of Tollo de Chiclana (Guadix Basin, southeastern Spain). It is notably smaller than the single species of this genus known until now, B. mariae. B. aliciae is recorded from several other Spanish localities, but the sample from Tollo de Chiclana-3 is the most numerous. B. aliciae proves the simultaneous existence of two different species of Blarinoides in Europe during the Pliocene: one of large size in central and eastern Europe, and another one of small size in Iberia.
Blarinoides, Soricidae, Lipotyphla, Pliocene, Spain