Cretan shrew

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Cretan shrew
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Soricomorpha
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Crocidura
Species: C. zimmermanni
Binomial name
Crocidura zimmermanni
Wettstein, 1953
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Cretan shrew range

The Cretan shrew (Crocidura zimmermanni) is a species of mammal in the Soricidae family. It is endemic and exclusive to the island of Crete, Greece. Its natural habitat is temperate shrubland, and is threatened by habitat loss. On Crete it is found in the mountainous highlands, having been displaced from lower altitudes by the lesser white-toothed shrew (Crocidura suaveolens) which has taken over the ecological niche.

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