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1 October 2015 Reproductive Notes on Shrews (Family Soricidae) in Louisiana
Leann Lucas, Justin D. Hoffman
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Little information is known about reproduction in the 3 species of shrews in Louisiana. We examined reproductive notes from specimen records for the southern short-tailed shrew (Blarina carolinensis), least shrew (Cryptotis parva), and southeastern shrew (Sorex longirostris). Most breeding activity occurred from March to December for B. carolinensis and C. parva. Average number of embryos was 3.75 for B. carolinensis and 5.5 for C. parva. The average length of testes was 5.2 mm for B. carolinensis and 3.8 mm for C. parva. One male S. longirostris possessed a testis length of 3 mm.

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Leann Lucas and Justin D. Hoffman "Reproductive Notes on Shrews (Family Soricidae) in Louisiana," Western North American Naturalist 75(3), 374-376, (1 October 2015).
Received: 23 January 2015; Accepted: 1 May 2015; Published: 1 October 2015
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