Andaman shrew

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Andaman shrew
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Crocidura
C. andamanensis
Binomial name
Crocidura andamanensis
Miller, 1902
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Andaman shrew range

The Andaman shrew or Andaman white-toothed shrew (Crocidura andamanensis) is a critically endangered species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is endemic to the South Andaman Island of India. They are usually active by twilight or in the night and have specialized habitat requirements. Habitat loss due to selective logging, natural disasters such as tsunami and drastic weather change are thought to contribute to current population declines.[1]


  1. ^ a b Molur, S. (2008). "Crocidura andamanensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 17 January 2009.