Crocidura


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Crocidura

 

a genus of mammals of the shrew family, of the order Insectivora. They are 4–10 cm long. Crocidura differ from the closely related shrews and water shrews by the whiteness of their teeth, comparatively large helix, and the presence of separate long hairs on their tails. The majority of species are found chiefly in Africa, and they are also widely distributed in Europe and Asia. In the USSR they inhabit the steppe zone and are sometimes found in houses. They feed on insects.

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Small mammals captured in Namibia during 2010-2012 and tested for arenaviruses * Mammal species Common name Aethomys chrysophilus Red veld rat Micaelamys namaquensis Namaqua rock mouse Crocidura fuscomurina Bicolored musk shrew Crocidura hirta Lesser red musk shrew Dendromus melanotis Gray climbing mouse Elephantulus intufi Bushveld sengi Gerbilliscus spp.
Hybomys vittatus T Crocidura V I -- insitania Crocidura odorata V I -- Dendrohyrax T C.
41,42) A fifth hantavirus (Imjin virus) in an insectivore, Crocidura lasiura Dobson, has recently been identified.
Through use of metagenomics, we previously described the enteric virome of wild shrews of the Crocidura genus sampled at Mpulungu, Zambia, in 2012 (6).
Microtus guentheri Mus musculus Rattus rattus Spalax ehrenbergi Soricomorpha Crocidura spp.
2005 Species MN PF Mammals Crocidura suaveolens monacha 11 5.
Distribution of Borna disease virus antigen and RNA in tissues of naturally infected bicoloured white-toothed shrews, Crocidura leucodon, supporting their role as reservoir host species.
animals captured, by study site (indoors/total) Species 1 2 3 Crocidura spp.
collected Animal species Jun-Jul 2007 Jul-Aug 2009 Alticola argentatus 2 5 Apodemus pallipes ([double dagger]) 79 93 Apodemus agrarius 11 15 Crocidura sp.
Species trapped examined positive Acomys spinosissimus 1 1 0 Crocidura sp.
tested) Genus Arusha Iringa Lindi Mbeya Acomys -- 0/3 0/2 0/2 Aethomys -- 0/3 0/4 -- Arvicanthis 0/13 6/30# -- -- Cricetomys -- -- -- -- Lemniscomys 0/5 1/2# 1/2# -- Lophuromys 0/3 0/1 -- -- Mastomys 7/39# 0/17 1/120# 0/12 Mus -- 0/1 - 0/1 Praomys -- 0/3 - 0/1 Rattus -- - 0/24 0/1 Tatera 0/1 0/1 0/32 -- Uranomys -- -- -- -- Sciuridae -- -- 0/13 -- Crocidura -- -- -- -- Petrodomus -- -- 0/9 -- 13 other genera -- 0/1 0/2 0/7 Total 7/61# 7/62# 2/208# 0/24 Antibody detection ([dagger]) by region (no.