KELAART’S LONG-CLAWED SHREW/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus

KELAART’S LONG-CLAWED SHREW

NAME: KELAART’S LONG-CLAWED SHREW

DESCRIPTION: An ashy grey shrew with paler underparts, the Kelaart’s Long-clawed Shrew was thought to be endemic to Sri Lanka before its discovery in southern India. It has characteristic large, whitish forefeet with long claws and smaller, pale hind feet. Its tail is grey with some whitish hairs near the tip.

BEHAVIOUR: Unknown.

DISTRIBUTION: Recorded from Eravikulam NP, Kerala, and Upper Bhavani in the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu.

HABITAT: Montane swamps and marshes of sholas.

Size: HBL:10–12 cm

IUCN Status: Endangered

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