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Sri Lankan Shrew
Suncus fellowesgordoni-Madhava
Information
Common Name Gordon's Pygmy Shrew
Range Sri Lanka
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Soricomorpha
Family Soricidae
Genus Suncus
Species Suncus fellowesgordoni
Conservation Status
ENSpecies
Endangered

The Sri Lankan shrew (Suncus fellowesgordoni), also known as the Gordon's pygmy shrew, is a species of shrew in the Soricidae family. It is endemic to Sri Lanka. It is threatened by habitat loss. It is known as හික් මීයා (hikmiːya) in Sinhala.

Description[]

Head and body length 5-6cm. Tail 3cm. Females larger than males. Dark chocolate brown to blackish-brown above. Dark gray with silver sheen below. Throat very gray in color. Snout, ears, and forefeet are pink colored. Claws are reddish-brown. Tail with gray hairs dark above and light below.

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