A shrew that is one of the smallest known mammals.
- Genus Sorex, family Soricidae: several species, in particular the Eurasian S. minutus and the American S. hoyi.
- The pygmy shrew is the smallest mammal you'll find in the northern hemisphere.
- ‘Technically, perhaps,’ replied the imperturbable polymog, ‘but you are to a great white as a pygmy shrew is to a rhinoceros.’
- Sometimes I feel more like a pygmy shrew than an armadillo.
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