Sri Lankan long-tailed shrew

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Sri Lankan Long-tailed Shrew
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Soricomorpha
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Crocidura
Species: C. miya
Binomial name
Crocidura miya
Phillips, 1929
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Sri Lankan Long-tailed Shrew range

The Sri Lankan Long-tailed Shrew (Crocidura miya) is a species of mammal in the Soricidae family. It is endemic to Sri Lanka. It is threatened by habitat loss. It is known as ශ්‍රී ලංකා කුනු හික් මීයා by Sinhalese people.


Head and body length is 7-8.5cm. Tail is 9-10cm long. It is brown above with gray at base of hairs and is colored slightly lighter below. The tail is brown and longer than head and body combined.