Sicilian shrew

Sicilian shrew

Order : Insectivora
Family : Soricidae
Subfamily : Crocidurinae
Species : Crocidura sicula


The Sicilian 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

Italy and Malta
Sicilian shrew habitats
Shrubland and Temperate Shrubland

Facts about the Sicilian shrew

The caravanning behaviour of the Sicilian shrew (Crocidura sicula) is used when a mother and offspring change their nest site. (Full text)

The rare Sicilian shrew (Crocidura sicula) is endemic to Sicily, and persists in the montane forests. (Full text)

Crocidura sicula is a Siculo-Maltese endemism and one of the few survivors of the Pleistocene fauna of the region.

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