a grayish-black shrew, Blarina brevicauda, common in eastern North America, that has a tail less than half the length of the body.
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However, it seems likely that many or all of them were inflicted by the short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda).Field Study of Kansas Ant-Eating Frog | Henry S. Fitch
The short-tailed shrew may be one of the major predators on the skink.Life History and Ecology of the Five-lined Skink, Eumeces fasciatus | Henry S. Fitch
On the Reservation, the short-tailed shrew was certainly the commonest, and probably by far the most important natural enemy.Life History and Ecology of the Five-lined Skink, Eumeces fasciatus | Henry S. Fitch
The groves of this tree provide favorable habitat for the opossum, short-tailed shrew, gray squirrel, and white-footed mouse.
More voles and a short-tailed shrew were taken on later days.The Mammals of Warren Woods, Berrien County, Michigan | Lee Raymond Dice