| Saussure's Shrews live in cold mountain forests in Mexico and Guatemala. They have been found in coniferous and broadleaf forests and disturbed areas, usually near water. They make shallow burrows in leaf litter or near the surface of the soil. Shrews are usually better borrowers than burrowers, often using runways and burrows made by mice, moles, or other small mammals.
Head and Body: 65-77 mm; Tail 43-60 mm
Merriam, C.H., 1892. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 7:173.
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