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Etruscan Shrew or Caspian Shrew

Suncus etruscus or Crocidura caspica


I narrowed down the scientific name to two species, but I couldn’t pick one. By the way, the Etruscan shrew is also called “pygmy white-toothed shrew”.

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Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

So tiny and very cute :)

zhabiz 8 years ago

Thanks KarenL, you are absolutely right. It’s a Shrew. It couldn’t be Iranian shrew, as the habitats are different and far away from each other. I think it might be one of these two other species.

KarenL 8 years ago

This looks more like a shrew than a mouse. Maybe the Iranian shrew (Crocidura susiana)

Kiara Robinson
Kiara Robinson 8 years ago

Omg!!! Thats the cutest thing ive ever seen <3

zhabiz 8 years ago

I know! You can really get lost in the stream. It's crazy!

Hema 8 years ago

cute! I was looking for this one. Got lost in the stream of incoming spottings!

KrissChan 8 years ago


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مازندران‎, Iran

Spotted on Jul 21, 2004
Submitted on Jan 22, 2012

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