Shrew mole

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Uropsilinae
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Insectivora
Family:Talpidae
Subfamily:Uropsilinae
Genera

Uropsilus

The Shrew moles or Uropsilinae are one of three subfamilies of the mole family Talpidae, the others being the Talpinae and the Desmans or Desmaninae.

This subfamily consists of four species in genus Uropsilus which are found in forested or alpine regions in China. They are similar to shrews in appearance. These animals tunnel but also forage on the surface in leaf litter.

The two species in genus Urotrichus, found in Japan, and the American Shrew Mole, Neurotrichus gibbsii, are also known as shrew moles because of their shrew-like appearance, but are grouped in subfamily Talpinae.

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