PYGMYWHITE-TOOTHED SHREW/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus

PYGMYWHITE-TOOTHED SHREW

NAME: PYGMYWHITE-TOOTHED SHREW

DESCRIPTION: This is one of the smallest terrestrial mammals in the world, weighing a little over two grams. It has a velvety dark greyish brown coat dorsally, with silvery brown below, very short hind limbs compared to its forelimbs, conspicuous pink ears, and a long tail scattered with white hair. Large ears, and a low, flat skull with a concave portion in the middle is prominent. It has four upper unicuspids.

BEHAVIOUR: Breeds throughout the monsoon.

DISTRIBUTION: Across India, except arid areas of Gujarat and Rajasthan, and Jammu & Kashmir.

HABITAT: Temperate and tropical forests and forest fringes.

Size: HBL: 3–5.5 cm

IUCN Status: Least Concern

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