Crocidura – Musk shrews

“Crocidura” means “woolly tail” due to the tail being covered in short hairs interspersed with longer ones

Members in this genus are also known as white-toothed shrews, although this name applies to all other species in the Crocidurinae subfamily. The genus Crocidura contains the most species of any mammalian genus!

These animals are tiny, and most are no larger than a mouse. Unlike the red-tooth shrews, the outer layer of their tooth is white. Generally, they are terrestrial creatures that feed on nuts, seeds, insects, worms, and other potential food sources in leaf litter and dense vegetation.