| The mountains of Veracruz and Oaxaca, Mexico, are home to Large-toothed Shrews. They are very similar to Verapaz Shrews; scientists studying them may, in fact, conclude that they are one and the same. Shrews search for food day and night, resting for short periods between bouts of hunting. Larger predatory mammals usually leave them alone, apparently finding their taste unpleasant.
Head and Body: 67-78 mm; Tail 45-57 mm
Merriam, C.H., 1895. North American Fauna, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 10:82.
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