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Cretan Shrew

Cretan Shrew
Conservation status

Vulnerable (IUCN 2.3)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Soricomorpha
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Crocidura
Species: C. zimmermanni
Binomial name
Crocidura zimmermanni
Wettstein, 1953

The Cretan Shrew (Crocidura zimmermanni) is a species of mammal in the Soricidae family. It is endemic to Greece. Its natural habitat is temperate shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.


* Insectivore Specialist Group 1996. Crocidura zimmermanni. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 July 2007.

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