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 {Crossopus ciliatus}) are the best known. The most common American water shrew, or marsh shrew ({Neosorex palustris}), is rarely seen, owing to its nocturnal habits. [1913 Webster]

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  • water shrew — ▪ mammal       any of 12 species of amphibious shrews (shrew) that have a broad, fleshy muzzle, large chest, and long hind legs and digits. Most water shrews live in montane habitats and forage in clear, cold streams and small rivers. They use… …   Universalium

  • water shrew — vandeninis kirstukas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Neomys fodiens angl. British water shrew; Eurasian water shrew; European water shrew; Old World water shrew; water shrew; white breasted water… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • water shrew — noun Any of the small insectivores of the genus Neomys in the Soricidae family. There are three species, the Eurasian water shrew (also known as European water shrew) Neomys fodiens, the Mediterranean water shrew Neomys anomalus and the… …   Wiktionary

  • water shrew — noun any of several small semiaquatic shrews usually living near swift flowing streams • Hypernyms: ↑shrew, ↑shrewmouse • Hyponyms: ↑American water shrew, ↑Sorex palustris, ↑European water shrew, ↑Neomys fodiens, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • water shrew — pelkinis kirstukas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Sorex palustris angl. American water shrew; northern water shrew; water shrew vok. nordische Wasserspitzmaus rus. болотная бурозубка; водяная… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • water shrew — pelkinis tenrekas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Limnogale mergulus angl. aquatic tenrec; marsh tenrec; water shrew; web footed tenrec vok. Wassertanrek rus. болотный тенрек; водяной тенрек;… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • water shrew — /ˈwɔtə ʃru/ (say wawtuh shrooh) noun either of two small aquatic shrews of the genus Neomys, inhabiting Europe and parts of Asia …   Australian English dictionary

  • American Water Shrew — American Water Shrew[1] Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Eurasian Water Shrew — Eurasian Water Shrew[1] Conservation status Least Concer …   Wikipedia

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