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Northern Short-tailed Shrew


Least concern conservation status

Scientific Classification

Binomial nameBlarina brevicauda

Range Map


The Northern short-tailed shrew is a mammal found in the northern parts of North America.

Their color is dark gray, with a lighter shade of gray on the underbody. They measure from 11 to 14 cm and weigh from 15 to 30 g.

This species of the shrew is carnivore eating insects, salamander, worms, mice, snails, seeds, voles, and fungi.

The Northern short-tailed shrew can live in many habitats, including grasslands and deciduous and coniferous forests, with an expected lifespan of 1 to 3 years.