| Goldman's Broad-clawed Shrew has long, strong claws on its front feet and short, velvety, blackish-brown or dark gray-brown fur. It weighs 5-14 g. (A nickel, a US 5-cent coin, weighs about 5 g.) Its habits are poorly known, but this is not surprising: shrews are hard to trap and hard to study, often dying of stress in a few hours in new surroundings. This species is found in wet pine-oak or fir forests on the Pacific slope of mountains in southern Mexico.
Head and Body: 69-85 mm; Tail 25-32 mm
Merriam, C.H., 1895. North American Fauna, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 10:25.
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