ASSAM MOLE SHREW/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus

ASSAM MOLE SHREW

ASSAM MOLE SHREW

DESCRIPTION: Different from all the other shrews, this is a large, fossorial shrew with a truncated tail, and minute ears and eyes. It has long, velvety, olive- grey fur on its back and a pale grey venter. It has short, broad, scaled feet with white claws. The dentition is stout. It has two upper unicuspids and the first upper antemolar is the biggest.

BEHAVIOUR: Unknown.

DISTRIBUTION: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur and Mizoram.

HABITAT: Forest edges, agricultural land, shrubby wastelands.

Size: 8–11 cm

IUCN Status: Least Concern

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