Shrews II

White-toothed shrews (Crocidurinae)

Class Mammalia Order Insectivora Family Soricidae Subfamily Crocidurinae

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Small mouse-like mammals with long pointed snouts, white teeth, short legs, and small eyes

Size

Number of genera, species

11 genera; 212 species

Habitat

Typically in moist habitats that are rich in invertebrate prey; can also be found in habitats ranging from arid regions to tropical forests

Conservation status

Critically Endangered: 16 species; Endangered: 16 species; Vulnerable: 36 species; Lower Risk/Near Threatened: 7 species; Data Deficient 6 species

Distribution

Throughout the Old World, found in many African countries, much of continental Europe and southeastern Asia

Distribution

Throughout the Old World, found in many African countries, much of continental Europe and southeastern Asia

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