Order : Insectivora
Family : Soricidae
Subfamily : Soricinae
Facts about the subfamily Soricinae, the red-toothed shrews
Sub-family Soricinae The sub-family Soricinae is represented by seven genera (57 species) (Full text)
Also the second Recent subfamily Soricinae is now extremely diversified.
Red-toothed shrews are so called because their teeth have a reddish appearance on account of a deposition of iron in the outer layer of enamel (Dötsch and Koenigswald, 1978), which may increase resistance to wear. (Full text)
Soricinae, red-toothed shrews, are more temperate and arctic in distribution - they are found in Eurasia and N.
Other species of red-toothed shrews are restricted chiefly to North America, where they are found in greater variety than in the Old World, though Neomys is not represented.