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WHAT DOES OTTER SHREW MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Potamogalinae is the subfamily of "otter shrews", a group of semiaquatic riverine mammals in the family Tenrecidae indigenous to Subsaharan Africa. All otter shrews are carnivorous, preying on any aquatic animal they can find with their sensitive whiskers. As their common name suggests, they bear a strong, but superficial resemblance to true otters. They move through the water by undulating their tail in a side-to-side motion similar to the motions made by a crocodile swimming.
The translations of otter shrew from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «otter shrew» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OTTER SHREW» OVER TIME
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about otter shrew
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OTTER SHREW»
Discover the use of otter shrew in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to otter shrew and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
African Insectivora and Elephant-shrews: An Action Plan for ...
The third species, the giant otter-shrew (Potamogale vetax) is more widespread,
occurring in the central rainforest zone and peripheral areas from Nigeria
eastwards to western Kenya, and southwards to centra) Angola and northern
Martin E. Nicoll, Galen B. Rathbun, IUCN/SSC Insectivore, Tree-Shrew, and Elephant-Shrew Specialist Group, 1990
Elsevier's Dictionary of Mammals
... Otter Shrew; Small African Otter Shrew; Dwarf Otter Shrew; Ruwenzori
Potamogale; Ruwenzori Least Otter Shrew d Ruwenzori-Zwergotterspitzmaus;
Ruwenzori-Otterspitzmaus f Micropotamogale du Mont Ruwenzori;
Micropotamogale du ...
Murray Wrobel, 2006
Mammals of Africa
Micropotamogale Iamottei NIMBA OTTER—SHREW (PYGMY OTTER—SHREW)
Fr. Micropotamogale du Mont Nimba; Ger. Kleine Otterspitzmaus
Micropotamogale lamottei Heim de Balsac, 1954. C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris, 239: 102
. Ziela, Mt ...
Jonathan Kingdon, David Happold, Thomas Butynski, 2013
Although the giant otter shrew (Potamogale velox) has been known to scientists
since 1860, the genus to which the Nimba and Ruwenzori otter shrews belong (
Micropotamogale) was not described until 1954 (Heim de Balsac 1954). The
Professor Emeritus Northern Arizona University Terry A Vaughan, Terry A. Vaughan, James M. Ryan, 2013
The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals
TENRECIDAE, POTAMOGALINAE Giant otter shrew Potamogale velox Mount
Nimba otter shrew Micropotamogale lamottei Ruwenzori otter shrew
Mesopotamogale ruwenzorii Recognition: Otter shrewsarethe only African
survivors of a group ...
Jonathan Kingdon, 2013
1990 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals
... К Thomas's Shrew-tenrec К Madagascar Madagascar Madagascar
Madagascar Madagascar Madagascar Madagascar Madagascar Madagascar
Madagascar Madagascar Madagascar Nimba Otter-shrew Ruwenzori Otter-shrew E Guinea, ...
Reviewing Reality: Dynamics of African Divination
The otter shrew is an intermediary between earth and water, between the
daytime and nocturnal world. With troubled gaze, hoarse breathing, while
shuddering to the rhythm of the drumming, the entranced novice — now a diviner
-otter shrew ...
W. E. A. van Beek, Philip M. Peek, 2013
100 Animals to See Before They Die
Nimba otter-shrew Micropoiamo^ilc lamoiici Head/body length: 120-55 mm Tail
length: approx. 95-135 mm; Weight: approx. 60-95g Water repellent A brief
glimpse of this animal swimming, with its long tail streaming out behind, suggests
a rat ...
Nick Garbutt, 2007
The Encyclopedia of Animals: A Complete Visual Guide
... traps insulating layer of air when swimming Giant otter shrew Potamogale veto
* Tail used for propulsion and steering in water Ruwenzori otter shrew
Micropotamogate mmzorir Cuban solenodon Like Solenodon paradoxus of
Hispaniola. the ...
Fred Cooke, 2004
Echolocation in Bats and Dolphins
These, the dwarf otter shrew (Micropotamogale ruwenzorii) and giant otter shrew
(Potamogale velox), have several adaptations for aquatic life including long
vibrissae, webbed feet, and long tails for steering. They have spectacular
Jeanette A. Thomas, Cynthia F. Moss, Marianne Vater, 2004
3 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OTTER SHREW»
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Other endangered and endemic species like the Nimba otter shrew, Diana monkey, red colobus monkey, and a small frog with a restricted ... «NatGeo News Watch, Jan 14»
Rwenzori Mountains become RAMSAR site
... and restricted range species - of which many are endangered such as the Rwenzori Duiker, Elephants, Chimpanzees, Rwenzori Otter Shrew, ... «Wildlife Extra, May 09»
'Mountains of the Moon' get nod for international wetlands protection
... Elephants (Loxodonta africana), Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), Rwenzori Otter Shrew (Micropotamogale ruwenzorii) – and because many ... «WWF International, May 09»
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