Hylomys suillus Müller, 1840, Indonesia. Includes very rare H. s. parvus, regarded by some to be a separate species.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Short-tailed gymnure; French: Petite gymnure; German: Kleinegymnure; Spanish: Gymnure pequeño.
Head and body length: 3.5-5.7 in (9-14.5 cm); tail: 0.4-1.2 in (1-3 cm); weight: 0.5-2.8 oz (15-80 g).
Yunnan Province, China, Myanmar (Burma), Indochina, peninsular Thailand and Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, and Java.
Dense, damp forest from sea level to 11,000 ft (3,400 m). BEHAVIOR
Active day and night, moves quickly and nimbly; does not hibernate. Probably solitary, though records of small groups exist—these may represent females with large young. Builds nests of leaves in rock crevices and hollows among tree roots.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Insects, worms, and other invertebrates found in leaf litter, will also eat fruit.
Litters of 2 to 3 young born at any time of year. Polygynous.
H. s. parvus is Critically Endangered.
I Podogymnura truei I Echinosorex gymnura I Mesechinus dauuricus
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS None known. ♦
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