Pearson's long-clawed shrew
|Pearson's long-clawed shrew|
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Pearson's long-clawed shrew (Solisorex pearsoni) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is monotypic within the genus Solisorex. It is endemic to Sri Lanka. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland. It is threatened by habitat loss. It is known as ශ්රී ලංකා නියදිගු මා හික් මීයා in Sinhala.
Head and body length 12–13 cm, and tail is 6–7 cm. Dark grayish-brown above, light tips to hairs. Underside paler. Claws of forefeet long, middle claw about 5mm. Forefeet are brown in color. Tail is dark brown above and lighter below. It lacks hair. Fur not as velvety as in other shrews.
- Insectivore Specialist Group 1996. Solisorex pearsoni. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 July 2007.
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