Cretan shrew

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Cretan shrew
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Crocidura
C. zimmermanni
Binomial name
Crocidura zimmermanni
Wettstein, 1953
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Cretan shrew range

The Cretan shrew (Crocidura zimmermanni) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is endemic and exclusive to the island of Crete, Greece. Its natural habitat is temperate shrubland, and the animal is threatened by habitat loss. It is found in the mountainous highlands of Crete, having been displaced from lower altitudes by the lesser white-toothed shrew (Crocidura suaveolens).


  1. ^ Vohralík, V. (2019). "Crocidura zimmermanni". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2019: e.T5588A11369187. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019.RLTS.T5588A11369187.en. Retrieved 21 May 2019.