| Big Mexican Small-eared Shrews are found only in cloud forests and wet conifer-oak forests in the mountains of north-central Oaxaca, Mexico. They have been trapped on runways used by several other kinds of shrews and several kinds of deermice, harvest mice, and other small rodents. They are large, and have large teeth for their body size, suggesting that they go after large prey. Several pregnant females, each carrying three embryos, have been caught, but basic information about reproduction (such as average litter size or whether reproduction is seasonal) is still lacking.
Total Length: 123-141 mm; Tail: 37-53 mm
Merriam, C.H., 1895. North American Fauna, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 10:28.
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