shrew mole


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Related to shrew mole: Neurotrichus gibbsii

shrew mole

n.
Any of various shrewlike moles of several genera in the family Talpidae, found in North America and Asia.

shrew mole

n
(Animals) any of several moles, such as Uropsilus soricipes of E Asia or Neurotrichus gibbsi of E North America, having a long snout and long tail
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shrew mole - slender mole having a long snout and tailshrew mole - slender mole having a long snout and tail
mole - small velvety-furred burrowing mammal having small eyes and fossorial forefeet
genus Uropsilus, Uropsilus - shrew moles
Asiatic shrew mole, Uropsilus soricipes - shrew mole of eastern Asia
American shrew mole, Neurotrichus gibbsii - greyish-black shrew mole of the United States and Canada
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Eight captured species represented 97% of our total captures, with Hodgson's red- toothed shrew (Episoriculus caudatus) 58%, lesser striped shrew (Sorex bedfordiae) 13%, long-tailed mountain shrew (Episoriculus macrurus) 8%, strip- blacked shrew (Sorex cylindricauda) 6%, south China field mouse (Apodemus draco) 4%, Chinese shrew mole (Uropsilus soricipes) 3%, Chinese mole shrew (Anourosorex squamipes) 2%, and PAre David's Chinese vole (Eothenomys melanogaster) 2%.
The dental formula of the eastern mole is generally considered to be: 3-1-3-3/2-0-3-3 = 36 teeth--with the American shrew mole (Neurotrichus gibbsii), the fewest number of teeth among North American talpids.