Desert shrew

Desert shrew

Order : Insectivora
Family : Soricidae
Subfamily : Soricinae
Species : Notiosorex crawfordi

 

Keywords: gray , tail , brown , pink , nocturnal

The Desert 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

Countries
Mexico and United States

Facts about the desert shrew

The Desert Shrew is a tiny mammal that preys on insects found in the African Sahara.

TvetenThe desert shrew is a rare resident of southern California.

Most shrews are brown, but the beautiful water shrew is nearly black with a silvery white belly, and the desert shrew is gray.

Range The desert shrew is found throughout the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. (Full text)

Desert Shrew is found in the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. (Full text)

The dental formula of the desert shrew is I 3/2, C 1/0, Pm 1/1, M 3/3. (Full text)

Desert Shrew is found in the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.

Duke DISTRIBUTION, ABUNDANCE, AND SEASONALITY The desert shrew is a rare to uncommon resident of southern California.

Desert shrews are found in the more arid, western and southern parts of the state but do not appear to be restricted to any particular habitat. (Full text)

1995: Desert shrews are common to Gila National Forest (USDA Forest Service, 1995) *52*. (Full text)

Habitat Desert shrews are found in arid areas but are not restricted to any particular habitat. (Full text)

1995: Desert shrews are common to Gila National Forest (USDA Forest Service, 1995) *52*.

Desert shrews are vicious predators.

Desert shrews are vicious predators. (Full text)

Grasshopper mice and desert shrews are known to feed on scorpions, as are pallid bats. (Full text)

* Several species of Crocidurinae including the desert shrews are able to lower their body temperature when food is in short supply.

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