HIMALAYAN OR SIKKIM LARGE- CLAWED SHREW/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus

HIMALAYAN OR SIKKIM LARGE-  CLAWED SHREW

DESCRIPTION: The Sikkim Large-clawed Shrew is a large, fossorial shrew with large feet and claws and a short tail. The shrew is dark brown above and pale brown ventrally. It has four upper unicuspids.
BEHAVIOUR: Nocturnal; at times seen at dawn or dusk.

DISTRIBUTION: Endemic to the Himalayas, eastwards from Kumaon in Uttarakhand to Sikkim and north West Bengal, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

HABITAT: Montane forests, scrub, open rocky areas.

Size: 3.4-9.5 cm,

IUCN Status: Least Concern

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