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Pearson’s long-clawed shrew

Solisorex pearsoni


Pearson’s Long-clawed Shrew (Solisorex pearsoni) is the only living species in its genus, and is incredibly poorly-known.

The shrew gets its name from its particularly long claws on its forefeet, and it is thought that it is semi-fossorial, living in and under leaf litter and soil in wet forests and grasses. Despite being poorly known, the species is listed as Endangered due to the continued decline and fragmentation of available habitat across its distribution.

  • Order: Eulipotyphla
  • Family: Soricidae
  • Trend: decreasing
  • Size: 13 cm

EDGE Score

EDGE Score: 12.2 (?)
ED Score: 26.5 (?)
GE / IUCN Red List (?)
Not Evaluated Data Deficient Least Concern Near Threatened Vulnerable Endangered Critically Endangered Extinct in the Wild Extinct


Sri Lanka

Habitat and Ecology

Lives mainly in wet forest, may be semifossorial. Not enough is known.