| Shrews in the genus Sorex have comparatively long, narrow feet, longer tails than Cryptotis shrews, and clearly visible ears. Like all shrews, they catch and eat small prey such as earthworms, spiders, and other invertebrates. They have a high rate of metabolism and need a lot of food, so they spend much of their waking time hunting and eating.
Head and Body: 46-100 mm; Tail: 25-82 mm
Jackson, H.H.T., 1925. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 38:129.
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