Crowned shrew


The crowned shrew is very similar to the Eurasian shrew in size and colouration, a reliable differentiation is only possible on the basis of certain measuring sections on the lower jaw as well as on biochemical and chromosomal characteristics. The snout-vent length is up to 79 mm, the tail length up to 47 mm and the weight up to 9.8 g. Like the Eurasian shrew, the upperparts are blackish brown, the flanks are light brown and the underparts are grey.


Like the Eurasian shrew, the crowned shrew inhabits woods, hedgerows, extensively used meadows and edges of wetlands.

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