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Mole And Shrew Differences Is In Their SOX
2012-08-14 10:08:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Talpidae is a family of small insectivores which includes the moles, shrew moles, and aquatic desmans. New research has found that the large size of the moles' digging front paws, compared to their feet, is controlled by altered timing of expression of the gene SOX9. This research is published in BioMed Central's open access journal EvoDevo. Adaption to burrowing underground has given Fossorial (digging) moles, which are closely...


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North American Least Shrew, Cryptotis parva
2012-05-02 11:32:22

The North American least shrew (Cryptotis parva) has a range including Mexico, the United States, and southern Canada. It has been found in a small population at Long Point in Ontario Canada. This shrew prefers to nest in meadows, mesic grasslands, fields, and marshes. As with most shrews, the North American least Shrew prefers moist habitats, but it will also nest in dryer areas. Its habitat is dependent on vegetation that allows for insects for its diet. At three inches long maximum, the...

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2007-01-10 12:51:45

Crawford's Gray Shrew, Notiosorex crawfordi, is a small shrew that can be found in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. It is a member of the Order Soricomorpha and the Family Soricidae. Crawford's Gray Shrew is one of the smallest desert mammals and one of the world's smallest homoiotherms. When fully grown it will only grow to a size of about one and a half to two inches long, half of which is the tail. It will only grow to a weight of about .11 to .18 ounces (3 to 5 g)....

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2007-01-10 12:43:39

The northern short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda) is a large shrew found in central and eastern North America. It is found from southern Saskatchewan to Atlantic Canada and south to Nebraska and Georgia. At one time, this species and the southern short-tailed shrew were considered to be a single species. It is slate grey in color with a light belly. Its body is about 3.94 in (10 cm) long including a .79 in (2 cm) long tail. It weighs about .74 oz (21 g), about the same as a house...

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