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shrew

a small, 2 to 3 inches long, pointed-nosed, insectivorous mammal which has a moderately long tail and a very savage disposition. They are members of the family Soricidae and there are a large number of species including the common shrew (Sorex araneus).

shrew virus
a rhabdovirus with some antigenic relationship to rabies virus.
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The anterior teeth (incisors and antemolars) are highly specialized in shrews (Dannelid 1998), but the molars are quite uniform in the Soricidae.
piscivorus Lacepede, cottonmouth S Crotalus horridus Linnaeus, timber S rattlesnake Sistrurus catenatus (Rafinesque), N eastern massasauga Hypothetical: Eumeces anthracinus (Baird), coal skink Regina grahami Baird & Girard, Graham's water snake Tropidoclonian lineatum (Hallowell), lined snake Extirpated: Farancia abacura (Holbrook), mud snake X CLASS MAMMALIA Order Didelphimorphia (American opossums) Family Didelphidae (opossums) Didelphis virginiana Kerr, opossum I Order Insectivora (shrews and moles) Family Soricidae (shrews) Blarina brevicauda (Say), short-tailed I shrew Cryptotis parva (Say), least shrew I Sorex cinereus Kerr, masked shrew N S.
1976 [a] 1993-1994, 1998 Dideiphimorphia Didelphidae Dideiphis virginiania * 15 Insectivora Soricidae Blarina brevicauda * 16 Sorex cinereus 16 Talpidne Scalopus aquaticus numerous [b] Chiroptera Vespertilionidae Myotis septentrionalis 15 Lasiurus borealis 10 Myotis sodalis 4 Pipistrellus subflavus 4 Eptesicus fuscus 4 Myotis lucifugus Lasionycteris noctivagans Lasiurus cinereus Rodentia Muridne: Sigmodontinae Peromyscus leucopus * 171 Peromyscus maniculatus 86 Reithrodontomys megalotis 16 Muridne: Arvicolinae Microtus ochrogaster * 157 Synaptomys cooperi * 27 Microtus pennsylvanicus * 12 Ondatra zibethicus * 2 Muridne: Murinae Mus musculus * 8 Dipodidne Zapus hudsonius 8 PRC Env.