Sorex mirabilis Ognev, 1937, Russia.
OTHER COMMON NAMES French: Musaraigne géante.
Head and body length 2.9-3.8 in (7.4-9.7 cm); tail 2.5-2.8 in (6.3-7.2 cm); weight 0.4-0.5 oz (11-14.2 g). The largest of the Eurasian shrews of the genus Sorex.
The range is restricted to eastern Asia in the Ussuri Region (Russia), northeastern China, and North Korea.
Humid environments in lowland and montane forests.
Nothing is known.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
The most important food items are earthworms; also feeds on centipedes, beetles, and insect larvae.
The species reproduces regularly once a year; exceptionally there may be two litters annually under favorable conditions. May be promiscuous.
Restricted endemic range. Not listed by the IUCN, but included in the Conservation Action Plan for the Eurasian Insectivores (IUCN/SSC) and in the Red Data Book of the former Soviet Union.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS None known. ♦
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