Suncus etruscus

Musaranya nana (Suncus etruscus)

Suncus etruscus

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Soricomorpha
Familia: Soricidae
Subfamilia: Crocidurinae
Genus: Suncus
Species: Suncus etruscus


Suncus etruscus (Savi, 1822)

Type Locality: Pisa, Italy

Vernacular names
Bahasa Melayu: Cencurut Terkecil
Česky: Bělozubka nejmenší, Rejsek nejmenší
English: Pygmy White-toothed Shrew
Español: Musgaño enano


* Suncus etruscus on Mammal Species of the World.
* Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder


The Etruscan Shrew (Suncus etruscus), also known as the Etruscan Pygmy Shrew or the White-toothed Pygmy Shrew is the smallest known mammal by mass, weighing only about 2 grams, although the smallest known mammal by skull size is the Bumblebee Bat. The smallest mature specimens of this shrew are thought to weigh about 1.3 grams and measure 36 mm (1.42 inches) long. This small mammal is 60 mm from the tip of the nose to the base of the tail; the tail is about 40 mm long. This shrew has a lifespan of 15 months. The Etruscan Shrew inhabits forests and brush areas between Southern Asia and Southern Europe. A forager, the Etruscan Shrew subsists largely upon insects. The Etruscan shrew has a heart somewhat larger than would be predicted for its body mass, i.e., 835bpm for an average body mass of 0.0024kg. The heart beats 14 times per second.


1. ^ Hutterer, Rainer (November 16, 2005). Don E. Wilson and DeeAnn M. Reeder. ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 258. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0.
2. ^ Aulagnier et al. (2004). Suncus etruscus. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 9 May 2006. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern

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