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Batak Shrew
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Information
Range Philippines
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Soricomorpha
Family Soricidae
Genus Crocidura
Species Crocidura batakorum

The Batak shrew (Crocidura batakorum), is a species of shrew in the Soricidae family. It is found in the Philippines.

Description

It is of small size, its head and body length of 63.5 millimetres (2.5 in), tail 43 mm (1.7 in), of which the proximal 22 mm (0.87 in) are sparsely covered by longer bristles, hindfoot 12.4 mm (0.49 in) with claw and 11.5 mm (0.45 in) without claw. Its head is short and pointed, with sparse vibrissae up to 14 mm (0.55 in) in length. Its dorsal and ventral pelage is dark brown. Its hairs are 4.8 mm (0.19 in) on dorsum and 4.3 mm (0.17 in) on mid-venter in length. Its body hairs are uniformly coloured from base to tip.

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