| Chestnut-bellied Shrews are similar to Saussure's Shrews, but smaller. Like other shrews, females probably give birth in little, ball-shaped nests of vegetation. Young shrews are weaned at 2-4 weeks of age, and thereafter eat insects, insect larvae, and whatever else they can find, probably including some carrion. Their dietary habits are helpful to farmers.
Total Length: 105-112 mm; Tail: 37.3-41.2 mm
Merriam, C.H., 1895. North American Fauna, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 10:75.
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