Bornean pygmy shrew
|Bornean pygmy shrew|
|Bornean pygmy shrew range|
This shrew is endemic to the international island of Borneo, particularly in northern Sarawak and northeastern Sabah states of Malaysia. It may be more widespread and occur in the nation of Brunei, and in northern Kalimantan province of Indonesia.
Its natural habitat is subtropical and tropical dry forests. It is often listed as the Etruscan shrew (Suncus etruscus) which is native from Europe and North Africa through Southeast Asia, but they are distinctly different species.
The exact threats are unknown. If it is forest dependent, it is threatened by habitat loss from: habitat conversion to agricultural plantations, especially for palm oil; logging; and fires. It is not known, from botanical collecting, to have any protected populations within nature reserves or parks of the three countries.
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