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Masked Shrew Study Skin -(Scalopus aquaticus )
The cinereus shrew or masked shrew (Sorex cinereus) is a small shrew found in Alaska, Canada, and within the northern United States. This is the most widely distributed shrew in North America, where it is also known as the common shrew. It is grey-brown in color with a light grey underside and a pointed snout. It has a long tail which is brown on top and pale underneath with a dark tip. Its body is about 9 cm in length including a 4 cm long tail. It has darker coloring than other shrews. Masked shrews can live up to two years, but averagely only survive eighteen months. This specimen is from an old veterinary anatomist's private collection. These specimens are being sold as-is with no further cleaning. To view the rest of the collection, click here. This skin shows no damage, please see photos for details. Call with any questions.
Average Length: 9cm (3.5in)
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