soricine

sor·i·cine

 (sôr′ĭ-sīn′, sŏr′-)
adj.
Of, belonging to, or resembling the shrews.

[Latin sōricīnus, from sōrex, sōric-, shrew.]

soricine

(ˈsɒrɪˌsaɪn)
adj
(Animals) of, relating to, or resembling the shrews or the family (Soricidae) to which they belong
[C18: from Latin sōricīnus, from sōrex a shrew]
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A forest-dwelling soricine typically residing at elevations of 1,500-3,000 m, the Chinese mole shrew (family Soricidae, subfamily Soricinae) has a vast geographic range, extending from western and central People's Republic of China, northern Myanmar, northern Thailand, Assam, Bhutan, northern Vietnam, Taiwan, and possibly Lao People's Democratic Republic.
Tooth attrition in soricine shrews (Insectivora: Soricidae) is rapid.
Interspecific competition is difficult to demonstrate in nature (Wiens, 1989), and we know of no report of a species of soricine shrew being limited in abundance or distribution by the actions of another, even though several species live in syntopy in North America (Fox and Kirkland, 1992), Europe (Pernetta, 1977) and Asia (Sheftel, 1994).