Forest shrew

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Original source: Sirgel W. F., Artigas P., Bargues M. D. & Mas-Coma S. (2012). "Life cycle of Renylaima capensis, a brachylaimid trematode of shrews and slugs in South Africa: two-host and three-host transmission modalities suggested by epizootiology and DNA sequencing". Parasites & Vectors 5: 169. doi:10.1186/1756-3305-5-169, Figure 1A.
Author: A. Robers

Forest shrew

Order : Insectivora
Family : Soricidae
Subfamily : Crocidurinae
Species : Myosorex varius

 

The Forest shrew is listed as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Some facts about the
Forest shrew

Adult weight : 0.018 kg (0.0396 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 2 years

Weaning : 22 days

Litter size : 3

Weight at birth : 0.001 kg (0.0022 lbs)

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Facts about the forest shrew

Diet The Forest Shrew is an opportunistic feeder, taking a great variety of invertebrates like beetles, grasshoppers, termites, moths, spiders, millipedes and earthworms.

The Long-tailed Forest Shrew is currently listed as a vulnerable species (2003), and this particular species of shrew is also endemic to South Africa.

The Forest Shrew is one of the more widely distributed of the 15 species of shrew found in southern Africa. (Full text)

Forest Shrew Mammals Information: Forest Shrew is a mottled, medium-sized shrew. (Full text)

Forest Shrew Mammals Information: Forest Shrew is a mottled, medium-sized shrew. (Full text)

Forest Shrew Mammals Information: Forest Shrew is a mottled, medium-sized shrew. (Full text)

Forest Shrew Mammals Information: Forest Shrew is a mottled, medium-sized shrew. (Full text)

Forest Shrew Mammals Information: Forest Shrew is a mottled, medium-sized shrew.

Forest Shrew Mammals Information: Forest Shrew is a mottled, medium-sized shrew. (Full text)

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