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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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Male tree shrews (n = 30) aged three months and weighing 12010 g were obtained from the Kunming Medical University Laboratory Animal Center (animal license No.
Shrews took the lead in the third minute when right full back Joe Riley produced a precision pass for AJ Lietch-Smith to smash home an unstoppable volley.
But Shrews boss Micky Mellon defended Grant, saying: "It's an outstanding place to bring your team and maybe Bobby got a bit carried away about scoring in front of such magnificent Pompey fans.
In this study, we determined the seroprevalence of SFTSV and the prevalence of SFTSV viral RNA among rodents and shrews captured in rural areas of eastern China.
As for their basic lifestyle, elephant shrews may be more like really mixed-up antelopes.
It turns out this thing that looks and acts like shrews that evolved in Africa is more closely related to elephants," said Dumbacher, a curator of birds and mammals at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
Shrews are mysterious creatures, little bundles of nervous energy constantly on the move but only rarely seen, despite being among our commonest mammals.
com)-- BayView Entertainment, the number one studio for special interest, fitness, and DVD releases for over eight years*, presents a DVD world premiere in October: “Return of the Killer Shrews,” the long-awaited sequel to the popular cult film “The Killer Shrews,” starring John Schneider, James Best, and Bruce Davison.
It was only when specimens were collected in the lowland forest near the Tshuapa River in the Democratic Republic of Congo did they identify a new species that they believe as a "possible intermediate" between the original hero shrew and other shrews.
Many present-day species of Sorex shrews exist across North America and they inhabit a wide variety of habitats, but most often moist, wooded microenvironments.