otter shrew


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otter shrew

n
(Animals) any small otter-like amphibious mammal, esp Potamogale velox, of the family Potamogalidae of W and central Africa: order Insectivora (insectivores)
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Noun1.otter shrew - amphibious African insectivorous mammal that resembles an otterotter shrew - amphibious African insectivorous mammal that resembles an otter
insectivore - small insect-eating mainly nocturnal terrestrial or fossorial mammals
genus Potamogale - type genus of the family Potamogalidae: otter shrews
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There's also the feathered conga peacock, a rare giraffe called an okapi and the giant otter shrew which, as the name suggests, has the body of an otter and the head of a shrew.