Horsfield's shrew

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Horsfield's Shrew
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Soricomorpha
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Crocidura
Species: C. horsfieldii
Binomial name
Crocidura horsfieldii
(Tomes, 1856)
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Horsfield's Shrew range

The Horsfield's Shrew (Crocidura horsfieldii) is a species of mammal in the Soricidae family. It is found in Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Laos, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Known as කුනු හික් මීයා in Sinhala language.


Head and body length is 6-7cm. Tail is 5-6cm long. Dusky brown above. Dusky gray below. Differ from Pygmy shrew by larger size and blackish feet.