Mammals of Pennsylvania Online Resource

Common Name: Pygmy Shrew


Scientific Name:
Sorex hoyi  

Woodlands and grassy clearings.

Woodlands and grassy clearings.

Interesting Facts:
The smallest mammal in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States.
There are fewer than two dozen pygmy shrew specimens from Pennsylvania
in museum collections and all of these have been collected in the last 15 years.

Further Reading:
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