| The Grizzled Mexican Small-eared Shrew, formerly classified as a subspecies of Cryptotis mexicana, now has species rank. It is found in the highlands of Mexico. Shrews spend most of their waking hours foraging, most often in leaf litter on the forest floor. Because they are so small, their prey is mostly insects, worms, and the like, but they will tackle larger prey if they get a chance. Some use runways and burrows made by small rodents.
Head and Body: 67-80 mm; Tail 22-33 mm
Merriam, C.H., 1895. North American Fauna, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 10:23.
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