Definition of white-toothed shrew in English:

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white-toothed shrew


An aggressive shrew with white teeth, native to Eurasia and Africa.
  • Genus Crocidura, family Soricidae: numerous species. The pygmy white-toothed shrew (C. etruscus) is the smallest known terrestrial mammal.
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  • This species is one of the commonest of the white-toothed shrews in western Europe.
  • The lesser white-toothed shrew is found on the Isles of Scilly, Jersey and Sark, whilst the greater lives on Alderney, Guernsey and Herm.
  • Lesser white-toothed shrews are much more social than other shrew species and often share the same nest with other adult shrews.

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