| Carmen Mountain Shrews live in Mexico's Sierra Madre Oriental range. Like all Sorex shrews, they have very small eyes and their ears just peek out from their fur. Young shrews are born hairless. As juveniles, they have hairy tails, but later, in adults, the tail is naked. Scientists think the average lifespan of a shrew in the wild is 12 to 18 months.
Total Length: 95 mm; Tail: 44 mm
Jackson, H.H.T., 1947. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 60:131.
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