Asian highland shrew
|Asian Highland Shrew|
|Asian Highland Shrew range|
The Asian Highland Shrew (Suncus montanus) is a species of mammal in the Soricidae family. It is found in India and Sri Lanka. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. It is known as ශ්රී ලංකා කදු හික් මීයා in Sinhala.
Head and body 9-11cm. Tail 7cm. Dark bluish-brown to black above, paler below. Pelage may be bluish-gray at the base. Some adults are reddish brown. Fur soft and velvety. Naked areas are pinkish. Tail is short. It is a very dark looking shrew.
- Insectivore Specialist Group 1996. Suncus montanus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 July 2007.
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