American pygmy shrew

American pygmy shrew

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Sorex hoyi
WEIGHT
2-4 g
LENGTH
27-32 mm

The American pygmy shrew is a small shrew found in Northern Alaska, Canada, and the northern United States, south through the Appalachian Mountains. It was first discovered in 1831 by naturalist William Cane in Georgian Bay, Parry Sound. This animal is found in northern coniferous and deciduous forests of North America. It is believed to be the second-smallest mammal in the world, but has an extremely large appetite for its size. Due to its fast metabolism, it needs to eat constantly. It digs through moist soils and decaying leaf litter for food.

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Di

Diurnal

No

Nocturnal

Ca

Carnivore

In

Insectivores

Ve

Vermivorous

Fo

Fossorial

Te

Terrestrial

Vi

Viviparous

Bu

Burrowing

To

Torpor

So

Solitary

No

Not a migrant

A

starts with

Distribution

Geography

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Biogeographical realms

American pygmy shrew habitat map

Climate zones

Mating Habits

PREGNANCY DURATION
18 days
BABY CARRYING
3 to 8

References

1. American pygmy shrew Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_pygmy_shrew
2. American pygmy shrew on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/41400/115183871

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