Animalia > Chordata > Mammalia > Soricomorpha > Soricidae > Crocidura > Crocidura suaveolens

Crocidura suaveolens (Lesser White-toothed Shrew; lesser shrew)

Synonyms: Crocidura gueldenstaedtii

Wikipedia Abstract

The Gueldenstaedt's shrew (Crocidura gueldenstaedtii) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is found in Armenia, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia (country), Greece, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Taiwan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan.
View Wikipedia Record: Crocidura suaveolens

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.18
EDGE Score: 1.82


Adult Weight [1]  8 grams
Birth Weight [1]  1 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Diet - Ectothermic [2]  10 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  50 %
Diet - Scavenger [2]  40 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Female Maturity [1]  5 months 25 days
Male Maturity [1]  1 year
Gestation [1]  27 days
Litter Size [1]  4
Litters / Year [1]  4
Maximum Longevity [1]  3 years
Nocturnal [2]  Yes
Weaning [1]  25 days


Protected Areas

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Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Caucasus Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Russia, Turkey No
Horn of Africa Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Oman, Somalia, Yemen No
Irano-Anatolian Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Turkmenistan No
Mediterranean Basin Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey No
Mountains of Central Asia Afghanistan, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan No



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External References



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2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Contribution to the study of the diet of four owl species (Aves, Strigiformes) from mainland and island areas of Greece, Haralambos Alivizatos, Vassilis Goutner and Stamatis Zogaris, Belg. J. Zool., 135 (2) : 109-118
4Dimitrios E. Bakaloudis, Christos G. Vlachos, Malamati A. Papakosta, Vasileios A. Bontzorlos, and Evangelos N. Chatzinikos, Diet Composition and Feeding Strategies of the Stone Marten (Martes foina) in a Typical Mediterranean Ecosystem The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2012, Article ID 163920, 11 pages, 2012
5Pseudopus apodus (PALLAS, 1775) from Jordan, with notes on its ecology (Sqamata: Sauria: Anguidae), LINA RIFAI & MOHAMMAD ABU BAKER & DARWEESH AL SHAFEI & AHMAD DISI & AHMAD MAHASNEH & ZUHAIR AMR, HERPETOZOA 18 (3/4): 133 - 140, Dezember 2005
6Diet of the Omani Owl, Strix butleri, near Nakhal, Oman. Zool. Middle East 62(1): 17–20.
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
8International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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