Jungle Shrew
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Common Name ශ්‍රී ලංකා කැලෑ හික් මීයා
Range Sri Lanka
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Soricomorpha
Family Soricidae
Genus Suncus
Species Suncus zeylanicus
Conservation Status

The Jungle shrew (Suncus zeylanicus) is a species of shrew in the Soricidae family. It is endemic to Sri Lanka. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. It is known as ශ්‍රී ලංකා කැලෑ හික් මීයා by Sinhalese people.


Head and body 10-12cm. Tail is 8-9cm. Very dark gray above, lighter in the underparts. Hairs appear dark at the base and lighter at the tip. Tail is short, gray, sometimes with a white tip.

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