Blarina brevicauda


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Related to Blarina brevicauda: Sorex cinereus, American short-tailed shrew
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Synonyms for Blarina brevicauda

North American shrew with tail less than half its body length

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Sayornis phoebe 1 Robin Turdus migratorius 2 Turkey vulture Cathartes aura 4 House wren Troglodytes aedon 4 Downy woodpecker Picoides pubescens 6 Unknown Passerine 2 Mammals Virginia opossum Didelphis virginiana 0 Northern short-tailed shrew Blarina brevicauda 2 Striped skunk Mephitis mephitis 0 Long-tailed weasel/stoat Mustela frenata/erminea 0 Fisher Martes pennanti 3 House cat Felis catus 1 Raccoon Procyon lotor 0 Deer mouse/white-footed mouse cf.
a white bar on the left side" in specimens of Blarina brevicauda from Pennsylvania, and Hamilton (1939:252) reported that "it is not unusual to take specimens that exhibit large white or creamy spots on the flanks, about the size of a ten cent piece." There are records of white-belted coloration (Pearce, 1934; Brooks and Doyle, 1994) in the masked shrew (Sorex cinereus), as well as a pattern called Valais-goat coloration (Long and Gehring, 1995), in which the posterior half of the animal is white while the anterior half is normally colored.
Although Blarina brevicauda was also present at many of our sites, we believe that it probably did not affect our results.
Mammal species likely to be found in upland forest in the Grand Calumet River basin are the white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus), eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus), southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans), gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), fox squirrel (Sciurus niger), raccoon (Procyon lotor), red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus), northern short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda), pine vole (Microtus pinetorum) and gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus).
Short-tailed shrews (Blarina brevicauda), eastern moles (Scalopus aquaticus) and eastern cottontails (Sylvilagus floridanus) all occur in grassland and agricultural habitats as well as forest, and thus use the intervening matrix extensively (Hoffmeister, 1989; Mankin, 1993).
1963 to 11 March 1964, included captures of 89 cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus), 33 harvest mice (Reithrodontomys humulis), 3 short-tailed shrews (Blarina brevicauda), and 3 deer mice (2 Peromyscus maniculatus and 1 P.leucopus).
Those few studies have found that cicadas are consumed by a wide variety of mammals, including the white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus (Rafinesque)), short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda (Say)), prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster (Wagner) and Virginia opossum (Kerr); Hahus and Smith, 1990; Krohne et al., 1991; Storm and Whitaker, 2007).
maniculatus (deer mouse), one Clethrionomys gapperi (red-backed vole), and one Blarina brevicauda (short-tailed shrew).
Soricidae (shrews).--Three species of shrews were collected at Willow Slough: 166 masked shrews (Sorex cinereus), 83 short-tailed shrews (Blarina brevicauda), and one least shrew (Crvptotis parva).
piscivorus Lacepede, cottonmouth S Crotalus horridus Linnaeus, timber S rattlesnake Sistrurus catenatus (Rafinesque), N eastern massasauga Hypothetical: Eumeces anthracinus (Baird), coal skink Regina grahami Baird & Girard, Graham's water snake Tropidoclonian lineatum (Hallowell), lined snake Extirpated: Farancia abacura (Holbrook), mud snake X CLASS MAMMALIA Order Didelphimorphia (American opossums) Family Didelphidae (opossums) Didelphis virginiana Kerr, opossum I Order Insectivora (shrews and moles) Family Soricidae (shrews) Blarina brevicauda (Say), short-tailed I shrew Cryptotis parva (Say), least shrew I Sorex cinereus Kerr, masked shrew N S.
The short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda) was taken at similar rates on the uplands and the bottoms, but the sample size was too small to test.
Fifteen short-tailed shrews (Blarina brevicauda) were caught and those alive were released without tagging.
microti in Maine has been reported from the Southern Redbacked Vole (Clethrionomys gapperi), the Masked Shrew (Sorex cinereus), and the Northern Short-tail Shrew (Blarina brevicauda) (11), as well as from questing I.
Dry field Moist field Woods 27 lines 5 lines 7 lines 9200 TN 2000 TN 785 TN Blarina brevicauda 7 3 3 Cryptotis parva 16 5 0 Sorex longirostris 0 0 0 Sorex fumeus 0 0 0 Sorex hoyi 0 0 0 Peromyscus leucopus 1 0 1 Zapus hudsonius 3 1 0 Synaptomys cooperi 1 0 0 Microtus pennsylvanicus 1 1 0 Microtus ochrogaster 9 2 0 Total 38 12 4 (No/ 100TN) (0.41) (0.60) (0.51) Pitfalls Total 6 lines 45 lines 345 TN 12330 TN Blarina brevicauda 10 23 Cryptotis parva 0 21 Sorex longirostris 7 7 Sorex fumeus 5 5 Sorex hoyi 2 2 Peromyscus leucopus 1 3 Zapus hudsonius 0 4 Synaptomys cooperi 0 1 Microtus pennsylvanicus 0 2 Microtus ochrogaster 0 11 Total 25 79 (No/ 100TN) (7.25) (0.64) Table 2.--Mammals trapped at NSA Crane (Martin County) by Scott Johnson between early December and early April, 1998-2005.