Name
Least Shrew
Scientific Name
Category
H
Taxon
Mammals
Least Shrew (Cryptotis parva) is a small (10 cm long) shrew that is widely distributed from the eastern U.S. west to Colorado and New Mexico and from southeastern Ontario, Canada to the southernmost U.S. In New Mexico, they are found primarily in mesic areas with dense grass cover. The irrigation of the Great Plains has facilitated the extension of their distribution westward in the past few decades.


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