Synonyms for chimarrogale or Related words with chimarrogale
Examples of "chimarrogale"
The Asiatic water shrews are the members of the genus
. They are mammals in the subfamily Soricinae of the family Soricidae. The genus contains the following species:
The Chinese water shrew ("
styani") is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is found in China and Myanmar.
The Japanese water shrew ("
platycephalus"), also called the flat-headed water shrew, is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is endemic to Japan.
The Himalayan water shrew ("
himalayica") is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is found in China, India, Japan, Laos, Myanmar, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
The Malayan water shrew ("
hantu"), also known as the hantu water shrew, is a red-toothed shrew recorded only from the Malaysian state of Selangor. It was listed as a critically endangered, but is now considered near threatened.
The Bornean water shrew ("
phaeura") is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is endemic to Malaysia. Its natural habitat is rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.
The Sumatran water shrew ("
sumatrana") is a red-toothed shrew found only in the Padang highlands of western Sumatra, Indonesia. Its natural habitats are streams in montane forests. The species is only known from a holotype, which is damaged, and was previously listed as critically endangered by IUCN. It is believed to be severely threatened by habitat loss.
Among shrews, the members of the genera "
" of southeastern Asia and "Neomys" of western Eurasia have interdigital webbing, as does the American water shrew ("Sorex palustris") of North America, but it is more well-developed in "Nectogale elegans" of montane Asia. Webbing is also present in the Pyrenean desman ("Galemys pyrenaicus").
The dental formulas of shrews are distinguished by the number of unicuspids. All shrews have (in one half of each jaw) one large incisor followed by a variable number of unicuspids, followed by a complex premolar, followed by three molars. All shrews except for those of the genus "Myosorex" have one lower unicuspid; "Myosorex" has two. The genera "Blarina", "Blarinella", and "Sorex" have five upper unicuspids. The genera "Myosorex", "Feroculus", "Scutisorex", "Suncus", "Sylvisorex", "Ruwenzorisorex", "Cryptotis", "Neomys", "Soriculus", and "Episoriculus" have four upper unicuspids. The genera "Congosorex", "Surdisorex", "Solisorex", "Paracrocidura", "Crocidura", "
", "Chodsigoa", "Megasorex", "Nectogale", and "Notiosorex" have three upper unicuspids. The genera "Diplomesodon" and "Anourosorex" have two upper unicuspids.
Members of this tribe that are associated with a semi-aquatic mode of life, have developed several lifestyle adaptations. For example, some species in the genera "
", "Nectogale", "Neomys", and "Sorex" have stiff hairs on the sides of their toes and feet, both on their fore and hind limbs. These increase the surface area of the feet, assisting in locomotion during swimming. In addition, species such as "Neomys fodiens" have developed an elongated tails with the hairs forming a keel-like shape that acts similar to a rudder when the animal is in the water.
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