Greater white-toothed shrew

Greater white-toothed shrew

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Crocidura russula
Life Span
1.5 years
WEIGHT
11-14 g
LENGTH
6-9 cm

The greater white-toothed shrew is a small insectivorous mammal found in Europe and North Africa. It is the most common of the white-toothed shrews. This species is found along the Mediterranean, Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, Germany and Portugal; in addition, the Osorio shrew of the Canary island of Gran Canaria, originally described as a separate species, was later discovered to be a population of introduced greater white-toothed shrew. Furthermore, a subspecies of the greater white-toothed shrew, Crocidura russula ibicensis, is found on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza. In April 2008, the greater white-toothed shrew was discovered in Ireland as well. Its preferred habitats are grassland and woodland. It is slightly larger than the lesser white-toothed shrew but otherwise very similar and can often be distinguished only by close inspection of its teeth which are unpigmented.

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Di

Diurnal

No

Nocturnal

Ca

Carnivore

In

Insectivores

Te

Terrestrial

Mo

Monogamy

So

Social

No

Not a migrant

G

starts with

Climate zones

Habits and Lifestyle

Lifestyle
Seasonal behavior

Diet and Nutrition

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
BABY CARRYING
2 to 10

References

1. Greater white-toothed shrew Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_white-toothed_shrew
2. Greater white-toothed shrew on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/29652/115169607

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