Sri Lankan shrew

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Sri Lankan Shrew
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Soricomorpha
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Suncus
Species: S. fellowesgordoni
Binomial name
Suncus fellowesgordoni
Phillips, 1932
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Sri Lankan Shrew range

The Sri Lankan Shrew (Suncus fellowesgordoni), also called Gordon's Pygmy Shrew, is a species of mammal in the Soricidae family. It is endemic to Sri Lanka. It is threatened by habitat loss. It is known as හික් මීයා ([hikmiːya]) in Sinhala.


Head and body length 5-6cm. Tail 3cm. Females larger than males. Dark chocolate brown to blackish-brown above. Dark gray with silver sheen below. Throat very gray in color. Snout, ears, and forefeet are pink colored. Claws are reddish-brown. Tail with gray hairs dark above and light below.