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insectivore

(ĭn-sĕk′tĭ-vor)
A member of the order Insectivora.
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insectivore

any member of the insect-eating mammalian order Insectivora, a group containing shrews, moles and hedgehogs in the British fauna.
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In the paper by Kaufman et al., a notably high encephalization (ratio between actual brain mass and predicted brain mass for an animal of a given size) is reported in sengis and this has been interpreted to mean that brain-body allometry in the sengi matches that of larger-brained non insectivorous groups rather than smaller-brained insectivores.
Most species that collided with windows in our study were insectivores, the trophic guild with the most species in Monteverde (Young & McDonald, 2014).
It also allows performing direct comparisons among studies, and allows detecting silent, cryptic and cautious species (Karr 1981) such as insectivores birds.
Like a lotus swamp habitat, Frugivore/Insectivore (23.06 +- 3.43 birds ha-1) and Insectivore (16.05 +- 2.05 birds ha-1) was the most dominant guilds, whereas the Carnivore and Omnivore (each 0.29 +- 0.13 birds ha-1) were the rarest guilds in a dryland with scattered trees (Table 1 and 2).
Hantavirus evolution in relation to its rodent and insectivore hosts: no evidence for codivergence.
Specifically, we found significantly more Nearctic-Neotropic migrants ([F.sub.2,73] = 16.35, P < 0.001), temperate migrants ([F.sub.2,73] = 5.06, P < 0.009), and insectivores ([F.sub.2,73] = 15.20, P < 0.001) in cottonwood patches compared to tamarisk and residential patches.
Figures 7-9 show diversity curves and include a bar-chart representing the sample size (in number of insectivore and rodent cheek teeth) for each 0.1 Ma bin.
Although there are six types of papillae in mammals [13] only three types of them were observed in this species (hardwickii) as insectivore bat (Fig.
Sink this into the ground so that it is flush with the soil level and fill it with insectivore compost.
The diminutive insectivore is the most abundant endemic bird in the southern islands of the CNMI.
For example, species such as the terrestrial insectivore Argusianus argus and the hornbill Buceros rhinoceros, both of which are threatened, were rare or absent in recently logged forest.
A suitable series might include a hedgehog (an insectivore with a small, relatively simple brain), a tree shrew (a squirrel-like mammal once thought to be a primitive primate), and a sequence of primate levels (prosimian, New World monkey, Old World monkey, ape, and human).