Chinese Shrew Mole

Like its relative the inquisitive shrew mole, the Chinese shrew mole resembles more of a shrew than a mole. It has long, narrow scaly nose, small limbs that are not adapted of burrowing and feeble curved claws. Little is known about the ecology of this species (the chinese shrew -mole ), although its unspecialised limbs suggests that it forages under leaf litter, instead of burrowing through soil. Populations are supposed to be declining due to habitat degradation. Its head and body length are from 63 up to 88 mm, its weight is estimated to be around 12 to 20 grams. Its habitat is commonly found in forests and alpine regions. It is endangered because of destruction of its habitats. It lives in Sichuan ,China.



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