Alpine shrew

Alpine shrew

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


The Alpine 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
Alpine shrew

Adult weight : 0.008 kg (0.0176 lbs)

Litter size : 6

Body mass : 0.008 kg (0.0176 lbs)

Temperature : 38.85 °C (101.93 °F)

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Facts about the alpine shrew

ALPINE SHREW The Alpine shrew (Sorex alpinus) is a uniformly dark coloured shrew, with pale feet and underside of the tail.

The alpine shrew is a good climber, using its tail for balance and support.

The alpine shrew is similar in shape to the mouse but it belongs to the mole family.

The mammal Sorex alpinus is an important species.

alpine shrew (Sorex alpinus) is poorly known. (Full text)

Description: The alpine shrew is slightly larger than the common shrew Sorex araneus (head and body length 60-75mm) and the tail is as long as the head and body combined (it is the longest of the European shrew species). (Full text)

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