Etruscan Pygmy Shrew • Earth.com

Last update: June 15th, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Etruscan Pygmy Shrew

Etruscan Pygmy Shrew or WHITE-TOOTHED PYGMY SHREW (Suncus etruscus) weighs in at about 1.8 grams (0.063 ounces) and averages 4 centimeters (1.6 inches) in length excluding the tail. Known as the smallest mammal by mass, the pygmy shrew has an incredibly fast metabolism and eats 1.5 to 2 times its body weight each day. They are  native to warm, damp climates in Europe, North Africa and Malaysia.

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