Batak shrew

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Batak shrew
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Crocidura
C. batakorum
Binomial name
Crocidura batakorum
Hutterer, 2007

The Batak shrew (Crocidura batakorum) is a species of shrew from the Philippines.[1]


It is of small size, its head and body length of 63.5 millimetres (2.5 in), tail 43 mm (1.7 in), of which the proximal 22 mm (0.87 in) are sparsely covered by longer bristles, hindfoot 12.4 mm (0.49 in) with claw and 11.5 mm (0.45 in) without claw. Its head is short and pointed, with sparse vibrissae up to 14 mm (0.55 in) in length. Its dorsal and ventral pelage is dark brown. Its hairs are 4.8 mm (0.19 in) on dorsum and 4.3 mm (0.17 in) on mid-venter in length. Its body hairs are uniformly coloured from base to tip.


  1. ^ Rainer Hutterer (2007). "Records of shrews from Panay and Palawan, Philippines, with the description of two new species of Crocidura (Mammalia: Soricidae)". Lynx (Praha). n.s. 38: 5–20. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2012-10-25.