Laxmann's shrew

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Laxmann's shrew[1]
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Laxmann's shrew. Typical white feet, the brush tail not in picture.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Sorex
Species: S. caecutiens
Binomial name
Sorex caecutiens
Laxmann, 1788
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Laxmann's shrew range

Laxmann's shrew (Sorex caecutiens) is a species of shrew.[1] An adult Laxmann's Shrew has a weight of 3-11 grams and a body length of 4.8-7.8 cm, with a tail of 3.9-5.2 cm. It is reported across northern Eurasia from the Baltic to the Sea of Japan, including Hokkaidō, Sakhalin, and the Korean Peninsula. It favors high mountain forests, but is sometimes found in lowland areas as well.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Hutterer, R. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 285–286. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Sheftel, B.; Henttonen, H.; Stubbe, M.; Samiya, R.; Ariunbold, J.; Buuveibaatar, V.; Dorjderem, S.; Monkhzul, Ts.; Otgonbaatar, M. & Tsogbadrakh, M. (2008). "Sorex caecutiens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 10 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Won, Byeong-o (원병오) (2004). 한국의 포유동물 (Hangugui poyudongmul, Mammals of Korea). Seoul: Dongbang Media. ISBN 89-8457-310-8. 

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