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2014-06-24 23:09:14

Alexandra Montgomery will play the male role Baptista Minola in the Off Broadway production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.

Pygmy Shrews In Ireland Are Threatened By Greater White-toothed Shrew Invasion
2014-06-24 03:04:30

An invading species of shrew first discovered in Ireland in the pellets of barn owls and kestrels in 2007 is spreading across the landscape at a rate of more than five kilometres a year, according to findings published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE.

Tiny Hero Shrew Has Extraordinary Strength
2013-07-25 04:14:46

Scientists say they have discovered a new species of one of the most bizarre mammals on the planet.

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

Talpidae is a family of small insectivores which includes the moles, shrew moles, and aquatic desmans.

Diving Shrews Warm Up Before Taking The Plunge
2012-07-05 04:30:05

According to research presented July 1 at the Society for Experimental Biology meeting, American water shrews rapidly raise their body temperature just before diving deep into icy waters.

2012-02-21 21:09:23

Some of Ireland's oldest inhabitants are facing serious threat and possible extinction because of foreign species, according to researchers at Queen's University.

2011-02-21 11:00:00

DENVER, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SHREWS Ltd from the UK, will present, and also on behalf of Precision Pipe and Vessel LLC (PPV) of the USA, at CleanEquity Conference in Monaco 2011 on March 3rd & 4th at the Sporting d'Hiver, Monaco.

2010-11-16 19:15:44

Long-nosed Cape rock elephant-shrews are fond of sticky treats.

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2010-09-22 07:25:00

Researchers may have discovered a new species of the giant elephant shrew in a remote Kenyan forest.

2009-03-01 13:55:57

The National Zoo says an elephant shrew was born and resided at the Washington tourist site for several weeks before zoo staff finally noticed it. The zoo said in a statement that Small Mammal House workers did not know it had been born until they saw three elephant shrews in the exhibit instead of two, The Washington Post reported Sunday. The infant shrew, which mammal house keepers estimate was likely born sometime in late January, has been enjoying a steady diet of crickets since being...


Latest Shrew Reference Libraries

Shrew, Soricidae
2014-10-01 13:16:58

Soricidae is a family that contains 385 species of true shrews that can be found throughout the world, although Australia, New Guinea, and New Zealand do not hold any native shrew populations. Although shrews resemble mice, they are more closely related to moles, but most are no larger than a mouse. The largest species, known as the Asian house shrew reaches a length of 5.9 inches, while the Etruscan shrew, one of the smallest shrew species and the smallest mammal in the world, reaches a...

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...

Baird's Shrew, Sorex bairdi
2012-04-25 12:06:46

Baird’s shrew (Sorex bairdi) is a native species to northwest Oregon, inhabiting mainly conifer forests. These shrews live around six other species of shrew, and have one subspecies, Sorex bairdi permiliensis. Baird’s shrew is darker in the winter, with a reddish brown or beige-brown fur color. On each side of the shrew, and the belly, the fur is paler. There is no difference in size between males and females, as is common among shrews, and the average body length can be between 4.9 to...

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2007-06-25 09:29:23

The Common Treeshrew, Tupaia glis, is a small mammal in the family Tupaiidae. It is distributed throughout Southeast Asia. It is found in the lowland rainforests of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and nearby islands. Widespread throughout its habitat range, the Common Treeshrew is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The body length averages between 6.3 and 8.3 inches and the weight is around 6.7 ounces. Upper parts are various colors of olive, reddish...

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2007-06-25 09:28:04

The Madras Treeshrew, Anathana ellioti, also known as the Indian Treeshrew, is found in the hill forests of central and southern India. This species is named after Sir Walter Elliot of the Indian Civil Services in Madras. This treeshrew is 6.3 to 7.3 inches long with a tail 6.5 to 7.75 inches long. It is easily separated from the squirrels in the field by the shape and color of the tail and the upward curve in which it is held when walking about. Much of its time is spent on the ground or...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.