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26 May 2011 Blarina hylophaga (Soricomorpha: Soricidae)
Cody W. Thompson, Jerry R. Choate, Hugh H. Genoways, Elmer J. Finck
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Blarina hylophaga (Elliot, 1899) is a soricid commonly called Elliot's short-tailed shrew. A short-legged, robust shrew with a long, pointed snout and a short tail; it is 1 of 4 species in the genus Blarina. It occurs throughout most of the Great Plains of the United States, where it inhabits moist, well-drained grassland and riparian areas with deep leaf litter. It is listed as a species of greatest conservation need in Iowa and at possible risk in Texas, which might be due to the limited knowledge of the species throughout its geographic range.

American Society of Mammalogists
Cody W. Thompson, Jerry R. Choate, Hugh H. Genoways, and Elmer J. Finck "Blarina hylophaga (Soricomorpha: Soricidae)," Mammalian Species 43(1), 94-103, (26 May 2011).
Published: 26 May 2011
Elliot's short-tailed shrew
North America
venomous mammal
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