Etruscan pygmy shrew, white-toothed pygmy shrew
Etruscan shrew is the smallest living mammal on earth with the weight averaging 1.8 grams only.
It is thought to eat 2 times its own body weight.
Size & Weight
BODY-LENGTH: 3 and 5.2 cm (1.2 and 2.0 in)
WEIGHT: 1.8 grams (0.063 oz)
TAIL: 2.4 to 3.2 cm (0.94 to 1.26 in)
WEIGHT: 0.2 g (0.0071 oz)
Scrubs, deciduous forests, grasslands; altitude 3,000 m (9,800 ft)
Albania, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Syria, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, China, Burma, Georgia, India, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Pakistan, Nepal, Vietnam, Thailand, Turkey, Brunei, Kuwait
Invertebrates, insects, larvae, earthworms, amphibians, lizards, rodents, grasshoppers
March to October
3 – 4 weeks