burrower


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burrow
burrow of a woodchuck
A. entrance
B. spy hole
C. excrement chamber
D. nest

bur·row

 (bûr′ō, bŭr′ō)
n.
1. A hole or tunnel dug in the ground by a small animal, such as a rabbit or mole, for habitation or refuge.
2. A narrow or snug place.
v. bur·rowed, bur·row·ing, bur·rows
v.intr.
1.
a. To dig a hole or tunnel for habitation or refuge.
b. To live or hide in such a place.
2. To move or progress by or as if by digging or tunneling: "Suddenly the train is burrowing through the pinewoods" (William Styron).
v.tr.
1. To make by or as if by tunneling.
2. To dig a hole or tunnel in or through.
3. Archaic To hide in or as if in a burrow.

[Middle English borow.]

bur′row·er n.
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UNK: Unknown, I: Intolerant, T; Tolerant, VT: Very tolerant, VI: Very intolerant, Clg: Clinger, Sw: Swimmer, Br: Burrower, Clb: Climber, Sk: Skater, Hk: Hiker.
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Mukai II, Hironaka M, Tojo S, Nomakuchi S (2012) Maternal vibration induces synchronous hatching in a subsocial burrower bug.
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The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded Fort Valley State University professor George Mbata a $200,000 grant to study integrated approaches to managing infestations of the burrower bug.
Dinilysia patagonica, a Late Cretaceous relative of modern snakes that lived roughly 90 million years ago, also had the balloon-shaped inner ear of a burrower, Yi and Norell report.
The deep, blade-like ungual phalanges and robust pectoral girdle suggest that Teraterpeton hrynewichorum was a burrower (which may well account for the excellent, articulated preservation of the holotype).
Typhlops reticulatus is a burrower but can be found above ground as well even during daylight hours.
This species is not found in running water but is a secondary burrower that will burrow when waters levels recede.
Species Comments Eastern Banjo Frog Habitual burrower; occasionally located in Limnodynastes d.