American shrew mole

American shrew mole

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Neurotrichus gibbsii
WEIGHT
8-14.5 g
LENGTH
100-130 mm

The American shrew mole is the smallest species of mole. It is the only living member of the genus Neurotrichus and the tribe Neurotrichini. It is also known as Gibb's shrew mole and least shrew mole. It is not closely related to the Asian shrew mole . The reason that it is called a "shrew mole" instead of being called either a "shrew" or a "mole" is because of its fur, which is a characteristic of shrews and its large head and heavy dentition, which is characteristic of moles.

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No

Nocturnal

Di

Diurnal

Ca

Carnivore

Ve

Vermivorous

Te

Terrestrial

Vi

Viviparous

Bu

Burrowing

Fo

Fossorial

Po

Polygynandry

Po

Polygamy

So

Social

A

starts with

Distribution

Geography

Continents
Biogeographical realms

American shrew mole habitat map

Climate zones

Habits and Lifestyle

Diet and Nutrition

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
PREGNANCY DURATION
unknown minutes
BABY CARRYING
1 to 4

References

1. American shrew mole Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_shrew_mole
2. American shrew mole on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/41468/115188045

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