Short-tailed shrews

Short-tailed shrews

Order : Insectivora
Family : Soricidae
Subfamily : Soricinae
Genus : Blarina

 

Facts about the genus Blarina, the short-tailed shrews

Scientific name: Blarina is the Latin name for a type of shrew.

The genus Blarina is a group of relatively large shrews with relatively short tails found in North America. (Wiki)

Unlike most shrews, Blarina is a robust-looking shrew which has a short and heavy snout, a short tail, small poorly developed eyes, and ears which are almost completely hidden by fur.

The short-tailed shrew, known scientifically as Blarina, is about four inches long, and covered with silky, dense fur that can be brushed in either direction. (Full text)

The genus Blarina is a group of relatively large shrews with relatively short tails found in North America. (Wiki)

Shorttail Shrew (Blarina brevicauda) "Blarina" is the most common shrew in the area.

A unique character of Short-tailed Shrews is the pair of glands on the flanks and rump which secrete a strong odor.

Checklist of the leptinid beetles (Coleoptera:Leptinidae) from the GSMNP Leptinus orientamericanus Peck, 1982 The leptinid beetle, Leptinus orientamericanus, found on short tailed shrews, is a new record for the GSMNP. (Full text)

Habitat Northern short-tailed shrews are found in nearly all terrestrial habitats.

Although short-tailed shrews are active both day and night during all seasons of the year, they are most active at night and in the early morning (George, 1999). (Full text)

Short-tailed shrews are found in nearly all terrestrial habitats.

Short-Tailed Shrews are active all winter long, and though insects, grubs, and worms are often still plentiful under the ground, they may be less evenly distributed.

Short-tailed shrews are diurnal and nest under rocks or logs, or in tunnels, which they line with grasses and leaves.

Short-tailed shrews are mentioned in folklore dating as far back as the.

Size: Adult Northern Short-tailed Shrews are 9.

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