Squirrel shrew

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Squirrel shrew (Zoöl) any one of several species of East Indian and Asiatic insectivores of the genus Tupaia. They are allied to the shrews, but have a bushy tail, like that of a squirrel.
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Usage

In literature:

Our traps contained shrews of two species, meadow voles, Asiatic white-footed mice, spiny mice, rats, squirrels, and tree shrews.
"Camps and Trails in China" by Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
Squirrels, rats, mice, moles, shrews, and any small birds that he can surprise asleep, with insects, form his principal food.
"British Birds in their Haunts" by Rev. C. A. Johns
Vagrant shrews, then as now, probably depended on hydrosere communities, while red squirrels required trees.
"Speciation of the Wandering Shrew" by James S. Findley
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