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Encyclopedia > Soricinae
Baird's Shrew
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Insectivora
Family: Soricidae
Subfamily: Soricinae

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The Red-toothed shrews or Soricinae are one of two subfamilies of the shrew family Soricidae, the other being the White-toothed shrews or Crocidurinae.

The outer layer of their teeth is reddish and is known to contain iron deposits. These species are typically found in North America, Europe and northern Asia.

The list of species is:

  • Genus Anourosorex
    • Mole Shrew (A. squamipes)
  • Genus Blarina (American short-tailed shrews)
    • Northern Short-tailed Shrew (B. brevicauda)
    • Southern Short-tailed Shrew (B. carolinensis)
    • Elliot's Short-tailed Shrew (B. hylophaga)
  • Genus Blarinella (Asiatic short-tailed shrews)
    • Sichuan Short-tailed Shrew (B. quadraticauda)
    • Ward's Short-tailed Shrew (B. wardi)
  • Genus Chimarrogale (Asiatic water shrews)
    • Hantu Water Shrew (C. hantu)
    • Himalayan Water Shrew (C. himalayica)
    • Sunda Water Shrew (C. phaeura)
    • Flat-headed Water Shrew (C. platycephala)
    • Styan's Water Shrew (C. styani)
    • Sumatra water shrew (C. sumatrana)
  • Genus Cryptotis (Small-eared shrews)
    • Andean Small-eared Shrew (C. avia)
    • Enders's Small-eared Shrew (C. endersi)
    • Goldman's Small-eared Shrew (C. goldmani)
    • Goodwin's Small-eared Shrew (C. goodwini)
    • Talamancan Small-eared Shrew (C. gracilis)
    • Honduran Small-eared Shrew (C. hondurensis)
    • Big Small-eared Shrew (C. magna)
    • Merida Small-eared Shrew (C. meridensis)
    • Mexican Small-eared Shrew (C. mexicana)
    • Ecuadorean Small-eared Shrew (C. montivaga)
    • Blackish Small-eared Shrew (C. nigrescens)
    • Least Shrew (C. parva)
    • Scaly-footed Small-eared Shrew (C. squamipes)
    • Thomas's Small-eared Shrew (C. thomasi)
  • Genus Megasorex
    • Mexican Shrew (M. gigas)
  • Genus Nectogale
    • Elegant Water Shrew (N. elegans)
  • Genus Neomys (Eurasian water shrews)
    • Southern Water Shrew (N. anomalus)
    • Eurasian Water Shrew (N. fodiens)
    • Transcaucasian Water Shrew (N. schelkovnikovi)
  • Genus Notiosorex
  • Genus Sorex (Long-tailed shrews)
    • Glacier Bay Water Shrew (S. alaskanus)
    • Alpine Shrew (S. alpinus)
    • Common Shrew (S. araneus)
    • Arctic Shrew (S. arcticus)
    • Arizona Shrew (S. arizonae)
    • Tien Shan Shrew (S. asper)
    • Baird's Shrew (S. bairdii)
    • Lesser Striped Shrew (S. bedfordiae)
    • Marsh Shrew (S. bendirii)
    • Pamir Shrew (S. buchariensis)
    • Laxmann's Shrew (S. caecutiens)
    • Kamchatka Shrew (S. camtschatica)
    • Gansu Shrew (S. cansulus)
    • Masked Shrew or Common Shrew (S. cinereus)
    • Crowned Shrew (S. coronatus)
    • Stripe-backed Shrew (S. cylindricauda)
    • Large-toothed Siberian Shrew (S. daphaenodon)
    • Long-tailed Shrew (S. dispar)
    • Zacatecas Shrew (S. emarginatus)
    • Lofty Shrew (S. excelsus)
    • Smoky Shrew (S. fumeus)
    • Gaspé Shrew (S. gaspensis)
    • Slender Shrew (S. gracillimus)
    • Lagranja Shrew (S. granarius)
    • Prairie Shrew (S. haydeni)
    • Azumi Shrew (S. hosonoi)
    • Pygmy Shrew (S. hoyi)
    • Pribilof Island Shrew (S. hydrodromus)
    • Even-toothed Shrew (S. isodon)
    • Saint Lawrence Island Shrew (S. jacksoni)
    • Kozlov's Shrew (S. kozlovi)
    • Paramushir Shrew (S. leucogaster)
    • Southeastern Shrew (S. longirostris)
    • Mount Lyell Shrew (S. lyelli)
    • Large-toothed Shrew (S. macrodon)
    • Maritime Shrew (S. maritimensis)
    • Merriam's Shrew (S. merriami)
    • Carmen Mountain Shrew (S. milleri)
    • Eurasian Least Shrew (S. minutissimus)
    • Eurasian Pygmy Shrew (S. minutus)
    • Ussuri Shrew (S. mirabilis)
    • Montane Shrew (S. monticolus)
    • Dwarf Shrew (S. nanus)
    • Mexican Long-tailed Shrew (S. oreopolus)
    • Ornate Shrew (S. ornatus)
    • Pacific Shrew (S. pacificus)
    • American Water Shrew (S. palustris)
    • Kashmir Shrew (S. planiceps)
    • Portenko's Shrew (S. portenkoi)
    • Preble's Shrew (S. preblei)
    • Radde's Shrew (S. raddei)
    • Flat-skulled Shrew (S. roboratus)
    • Sado Shrew (S. sadonis)
    • Apennine Shrew (S. samniticus)
    • Caucasian Shrew (S. satunini)
    • Saussure's Shrew (S. saussurei)
    • Sclater's Shrew (S. sclateri)
    • Shinto Shrew (S. shinto)
    • Chinese Shrew (S. sinalis)
    • Fog Shrew (S. sonomae)
    • San Cristobal Shrew (S. stizodon)
    • Inyo Shrew (S. tenellus)
    • Tibetan Shrew (S. thibetanus)
    • Trowbridge's Shrew (S. trowbridgii)
    • Tundra Shrew (S. tundrensis)
    • Barren Ground Shrew (S. ugyunak)
    • Long-clawed Shrew (S. unguiculatus)
    • Vagrant Shrew (S. vagrans)
    • Chestnut-bellied Shrew (S. ventralis)
    • Verapaz Shrew (S. veraepacis)
    • Caucasian Pygmy Shrew (S. volnuchini)
    • Alaska Tiny Shrew (S. yukonicus)
  • Genus Soriculus
    • Hodgson's Brown-toothed Shrew (S. caudatus)
    • Taiwan Brown-toothed Shrew (S. fumidus)
    • De Winton's shrew (S. hypsibius)
    • Lamulate Shrew (S. lamula)
    • Long-tailed Brown-toothed Shrew (S. leucops)
    • Long-tailed Mountain Shrew (S. macrurus)
    • Himalayan Shrew (S. nigrescens)
    • Lowe's Shrew (S. parca)
    • Salenski's Shrew (S. salenskii)
    • Smith's shrew (S. smithii)


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Subfamily Soricinae or red-toothed shrews (127 words)
Sub-family Soricinae The sub-family Soricinae is represented by seven genera (57 species) (Full text)
Red-toothed shrews are so called because their teeth have a reddish appearance on account of a deposition of iron in the outer layer of enamel (Dötsch and Koenigswald, 1978), which may increase resistance to wear.
Soricinae, red-toothed shrews, are more temperate and arctic in distribution - they are found in Eurasia and N. (Full text)
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