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Etruskerspitzmaus

Pygmy White-toothed Shrew
Suncus etruscus / Pygmy White-toothed Shrew

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Habitat
sparse forests, olive groves, but also open grasslands
Continent
Europa
Food
Invertebrates, mainly insects
Gestation/breeding period
26 - 28 days
Mode of life
Solitary, at mating time also small family groups
Class
Mammals
Order
Insektenfresser

Did you know that?

~ 2,5 cm
size

~ 2 g
weight

2 - 3 years
age

How endangered are Pygmy White-toothed Shrews?

by IUCN (Red List of Threatened Species)

  • Not evaluated
  • Data deficient
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    Least concern
    Least concern
  • Near threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically endangered
  • Extinct in the wild
  • Extinct

By the way

Etruscan shrews can breathe up to 900 times per minute.



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