Sunda shrew

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Sunda shrew
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Crocidura
Species: C. monticola
Binomial name
Crocidura monticola
Peters, 1870
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Sunda shrew range

The Sunda shrew (Crocidura monticola) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae found in Indonesia and Malaysia.[2]


  1. ^ Chiozza, F. (2016). "Crocidura monticola". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T41337A22306541. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T41337A22306541.en. Retrieved 14 December 2017. 
  2. ^ Insectivore Specialist Group 1996. Crocidura monticola. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 July 2007.

It is found in the forest floor of the rainforest as it is mice and crawls on the floor. It is an omnivore and feeds mostly on plants and leaves that fall from the emergent and the canopy layers.

It is 25 cm long and weighs less than 8g which is quite surprising for such an animal that looks quite heavy.