Shinto shrew

Shinto shrew

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Sorex shinto

The Shinto shrew is a species of shrew of the genus Sorex that lives only on the islands of Japan. It is a mole-like mammal with a pointed snout, very small ears, and a relatively long tail. Like most shrews, it is tiny, has poor eyesight, and a very good sense of hearing and smell which it uses to locate its prey, mainly insects.

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1. Shinto shrew Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinto_shrew
2. Shinto shrew on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/41417/22318847

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