Northern short-tailed shrew

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Author: Gilles Gonthier from Canada

Northern short-tailed shrew

Order : Insectivora
Family : Soricidae
Subfamily : Soricinae
Species : Blarina brevicauda


Keywords: tail

The Northern short-tailed shrew is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Canada and United States
Some facts about the
Short-tailed shrew

Adult weight : 0.022 kg (0.0484 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 2 years

Female maturity :46 days

Male maturity : 65 days

Gestation : 17 days

Weaning : 23 days

Litter size : 6

Litters per year : 3

Weight at birth : 0.001 kg (0.0022 lbs)

Body mass : 0.021 kg (0.0462 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the northern short-tailed shrew

Blarina brevicauda is a robust-looking shrew, nearly the size of a meadow mouse; the snout is shorter and heavier than that of other shrews, the tail is short, the eyes small, and the ears are almost completely hidden by the fur. (Full text)

The Northern Short-tailed Shrew, Blarina brevicauda, is a large shrew found in central and eastern North America from southern Saskatchewan to Atlantic Canada and south to Nebraska and Georgia. (Wiki)

Blarina brevicauda is distributed across the northeastern region of North America, in areas previously covered by Pleistocene glaciers. (Full text)

The gestation time for Blarina brevicauda is 21-22 days, with the young leaving the nest when 18-20 days old.

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Blarina brevicauda is the northern and Blarina carolinensis is the southern.

The northern short-tailed shrew, Blarina brevicauda, is found in the northern 3/4 of the state, within its eastern range, and B.

There are only a handful of poisonous mammals in the world, but chances are good that one of them, the Northern Short-Tailed Shrew, is on the prowl within a hundred yards of where you sit.

The northern short-tailed shrew is the largest, measuring 4 to 5 ½ inches in length.

The only other species of shrew with a short tail, the northern short-tailed shrew, is larger (total length is four to five inches) and is dark slate colored.

The Northern Short-Tailed Shrew is one of only a VERY small number of mammals in the world that are venomous.

Blarina brevicauda widespread distribution The Northern Short-tailed Shrew is common in a wide range of habitats in the Mixed Wood Plains Ecosystem.

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

Size: Adult Northern Short-tailed Shrews are 9.

Northern short-tailed shrews are active all year round, both day and night, although they are more nocturnal than diurnal.

Northern Short-tailed Shrews are less common, or absent, in dry sites, such as recent clearcuts lacking ground cover.

Northern Short-tailed Shrews are regular visitors to our feeders. (Full text)

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