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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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These features indicate a member of the family Soricidae (Gunnell et al.
AM LC M Allen, 1890) Sylvilagus floridanus yucatanicus (Miller, 1899) Orden Soricomorpha Gregory, 1810 Familia Soricidae Fischer von Waldheim, 1817 Subfamilia Soricinae Fischer von Waldheim, 1817 Cryptotis mayensis (Merriam, MA Pr LC P 1901) Orden Chiroptera Blumenbach, 1779 Familia Emballonuridae Gervais.
There are two species of Soricidae (shrews) in this part of Ohio, but one species is rare TABLE 4.
Soricidae Cryplotis colombiana x ORDEN CHIROPTERA Fam.
To the Editor: Compelling evidence of genetically distinct hantaviruses (family Bunyaviridae) in multiple species of shrews and moles (order Soricomorpha, families Soricidae and Talpidae) across 4 continents (1-7) suggests that soricomorphs, rather than rodents (order Rodentia, families Muridae and Cricetidae), might be the primordial hosts (6,7).