| Like other broad-clawed shrews, Goodwin's has powerful claws, suggesting that it digs or scratches in the earth to find its prey. Its winter fur is almost black and the tops of its feet are usually black. Presumably its dark fur helps hide it from owls when both are out at night hunting for food. It is comparatively large and inhabits cold, humid mountain forests. Few, if any, have ever been observed in their natural surroundings or captured alive, so as with many shrews, its habits are poorly known.
Total Length: 103-128 mm; Tail: averages 35% of Head and body length
Jackson, H.H.T., 1933. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 46:81.
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