New Mexico shrew

New Mexico shrew

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Sorex neomexicanus

The New Mexico shrew is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is found only in New Mexico in the Capitan and Sandia-Manzano Mountains. Its total length is 103 to 121 millimeters. Its tail length is 39 to 54 millimeters. It weighs 6 to 8 grams. It was included in Sorex monticolus until 1996. It is distinguished from Sorex monticolus by its teeth. The row of unicuspid teeth is longer in Sorex neomexicanus than in Sorex monticolus, and Sorex neomexicanus has a wider space between its first upper unicuspid and second upper unicuspid than Sorex monticolus does.

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New Mexico shrew habitat map

References

1. New Mexico shrew Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Mexico_shrew
2. New Mexico shrew on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/136608/22319242

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