Facilitating the protection and restoration of species and ecosystems at risk on BC’s South Coast
The dorsal pelage (fur) is brownish-grey, somewhat paler ventrally. The tail is bi-coloured, and tapers uniformly to the tip without a terminal hair tuft. The skull is relatively long, with a narrow rostrum. In shrews dentition patterns, shape and number are a key identification tool. In the Olympic Shrew, central (medial) tines (points) of the incisors are very small, slightly projecting; situated above or near the outer margin of pigmentation on incisors, with little or no pigmentation. Only voucher images of Olympic Shrews are available, however this species is virtually identical to the more common Cinereus Shrew (shown in slideshow).