North American Least Shrew

Cryptotis parva

Summary 2

The North American least shrew (Cryptotis parva) is one of the smallest mammals, growing to be only up to 3 inches long. The North American least shrew has a long pointed snout and a tail never more than twice the length of its hind foot. It has a dense fur coat that is either grayish-brown or reddish-brown with a white belly. Its fur becomes lighter in the summer and darker in the winter. Although similar in appearance...

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  1. (c) Sam Kieschnick, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/7314832
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptotis_parva

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Asm status Least Concern
State status PA Endangered