Sri Lankan shrew
|Sri Lankan shrew|
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The Sri Lankan shrew (Suncus fellowesgordoni), also called Gordon's pygmy shrew, is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is endemic to Sri Lanka. It is threatened by habitat loss. It is known as හික් මීයා ([hikmiːya]) in Sinhala.
Head and body length 5–6 cm. Tail 3 cm. Females larger than males. Dark chocolate brown to blackish brown above. Dark gray with silver sheen below. Throat very gray in color. Snout, ears, and forefeet are pink colored. Claws are reddish brown. Tail with gray hairs dark above and light below.
- Insectivore Specialist Group 1996. Suncus fellowesgordoni. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 July 2007.
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