This article is the third of a series of three papers on the evolutionary biology of the shrews (Insectivora, Soricidae). The first paper dealt with the general aspects of the subject: anatomy, evolution and biogeography of the Soricidae. In the second part, four of the five subfamilies were presented, viz. the extinct Crocidosoricinae, Allosoricinae, and Limnoecinae, and the extant subfamily Crocidurinae. In the present third part the last subfamily will be dealt with: viz. the Soricinae, which subfamily consists of seven tribes (groups of related genera). Six out of these seven tribes have extant representatives, only one of the tribes (the Beremendiini) is extinct. Finally, the literature for all three articles is given.