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Definition of Water shrew

Water shrew
Water shrew Wa"ter shrew` (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of shrews having fringed feet and capable of swimming actively. The two common European species (Crossopus fodiens, and C. ciliatus) are the best known. The most common American water shrew, or marsh shrew (Neosorex palustris), is rarely seen, owing to its nocturnal habits.

Meaning of Water shrew from wikipedia

- Water shrew may refer to any of several species of semiaquatic red-toothed shrews: Asiatic water shrews (Chimarrogale spp.) Malayan water shrew (C. hantu)...
- not to be confused with treeshrews, otter shrews, elephant shrews, West Indies shrews, or marsupial shrews, which belong to different families or orders...
- The American water shrew (Sorex palustris) or northern water shrew, is a shrew found in the nearctic faunal region located throughout the mountain ranges...
- The Eurasian water shrew (Neomys fodiens), known in the United Kingdom as the water shrew, is a relatively large shrew, up to 10 cm (4 in) long, with...
- The giant otter shrew (Potamogale velox) is a semiaquatic, carnivorous afrotherian mammal. It is found in the main rainforest block of central Africa...
- Malayan water shrew (Chimarrogale hantu) Himalayan water shrew (Chimarrogale himalayica) Bornean water shrew (Chimarrogale phaeura) ****anese water shrew (Chimarrogale...
- The Etruscan shrew (Suncus etruscus), also known as the Etruscan pygmy shrew or the white-toothed pygmy shrew, is the smallest known extant mammal by m****...
- The marsh shrew (Sorex bendirii), also known as the Pacific water shrew, Bendire's water shrew, Bendire's shrew and Jesus shrew is the largest North American...
- The Asian house shrew (Suncus murinus) is a shrew species native to South and Southeast Asia that has been listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List...
- himalayica Bornean water shrew, C. phaeura ****anese water shrew, C. platycephalus Chinese water shrew, C. styani Sumatran water shrew, C. sumatrana Genus...