Ramon’s White-Toothed Shrew

White Toothed Shrew

 

Name: Long-Eared Hedgehog
Latin Name: Crocidura ramona
Hebrew name: חדף הרמון, hadaf haramon
Order: Insectivora
Family: Soricidae
Distribution: Has only been found between Makhtesh Ramon and Sede Boqer and on the Sartaba in Samaria.
Habitat: Steppe wadis with abundant vegetation: desert broom, tamarisk and saltbush.
Notes: The species was first identified in Israel in 1996 and has only been found between Makhtesh Ramon and Sede Boqer and on the Sartaba in Samaria. The entire known global population lives in Israel (endemic species).