Eurasian pygmy shrew

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Eurasian pygmy shrew

Order : Insectivora
Family : Soricidae
Subfamily : Soricinae
Species : Sorex minutus

 

Keywords: white

The Eurasian pygmy shrew, pygmy shrew is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. 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
Eurasian pygmy shrew

Adult weight : 0.007 kg (0.0154 lbs)

Female maturity :304 days

Gestation : 24 days

Weaning : 22 days

Litter size : 6

Litters per year : 2

Weight at weaning : 0.005 kg (0.011 lbs)

Body mass : 0.004 kg (0.0088 lbs)

Temperature : 38.85 °C (101.93 °F)

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Facts about the Eurasian pygmy shrew

PYGMY SHREW The pygmy shrew (Sorex minutus) is a bi-coloured shrew, with a gradation between the flanks and underside and no seasonal variation in colouration.

The Pygmy Shrew (Sorex minutus) is Ireland's smallest land mammal. (Full text)

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