carolinensis (Southern short-tailed shrew).
We classified each prey into size classes based on mass with <1 kg as "small" (S), 1-6 kg as "medium" (M), and >6 kg considered "large" (L) Taxa Common name Size Mammalia Artiodactyla Odocoileus virginianus White-tailed deer L Soricomorpha Sorex cinereus Masked shrew S Blarina
brevicauda Short-tailed shrew S Lagomorpha Sylvilagus spp.
Swengel and Swengel (1992) also reported shrews (both Sorex cinereus and short-tailed shrew Blarina
brevicauda) as prey of Saw-whet Owl.
distal upper molars SORICOMORPHA Blarina
It seems to represent a medium-sized shrew, much smaller than Megasorex and Blarina
and about the size of Notiosorex crawfordi and Sorex trowbridgii.
Host species tested for Babesia microti reservoir competence, southeastern New York, USA, 2008-2010 * Host species Common name Mammals Blarina
brevicauda Northern short-tailed shrew Didelphis virginiana Virginia opossum Glaucomys volans Northern flying squirrel Mephitis mephitis Striped skunk Peromyscus leucopus White-footed mouse Procyon lotor Raccoon Sciurus carolinensis Eastern gray squirrel Sorex cinereus Masked shrew Tamias striatus Eastern chipmunk Tamiasciurus hudsonicus Eastern red squirrel Birds Catharus fuscescens Veery Dumetella carolinensis Gray catbird Hylocichla mustelina Wood thrush Turdus migratorius American robin No.
Results reflected the presence of 1 species of opossum (Virginia Opossum, Didelphis virginiana), 1 species of shrew (Northern Short-tailed Shrew, Blarina
brevicauda), 1 species of mole (Eastern Mole, Scalopus aquaticus), and 6 species of bats (Gray Myotis, Myotis grisescens; Northern Myotis, Myotis septentrionalis; Tri-colored Bat, Perimyotis subflavus; Big Brown Bat, Eptesicus fuscus; Eastern Red Bat, Lasiurus borealis; and Evening Bat, Nycticeius humeralis).
brevicauda) in the region (Spyreas et al.
Lateral and ventral scent glands have been reported from the short-tailed shrew, Blarina
brevicauda (Pearson 1946), and the salivary gland or glands of the shrew were described in Pearson (1942).
brevicauda, the short-tailed shrew of eastern North America, the benefits of venom are well documented, says Joseph Merritt of the University of Pittsburgh's ecological-research station in Linesville, Pa.
leucopus represented 94% of total captures (65 of 69), with other species including Microtus pennsylvanicus, Zapus hudsonius, and Blarina
These species include Bufo americanus and Pseudacris crucifer (a toad and a frog), Blarina
brevicauda and Sorex cinereus (shrews), Myotis cf.