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Lesser White-toothed Shrew[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Soricomorpha
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Crocidura
Species: C. suaveolens
Binomial name
Crocidura suaveolens
(Pallas, 1811)

The Lesser White-toothed Shrew (Crocidura suaveolens) is a tiny shrew found in Europe. Its preferred habitat is scrub and gardens. The population found on the Isles of Scilly, to which it is presumed to have been introduced, forages on beaches, which is unusual behaviour for the species. It feeds on insects, worms, slugs, snails and small mice.


  1. ^ Hutterer, Rainer (November 16, 2005). Don E. Wilson and DeeAnn M. Reeder. ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 250. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0.  
  2. ^ Insectivore Specialist Group (1996). Crocidura suaveolens. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 2006-05-12. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern


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