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Meaning of "otter shrew" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OTTER SHREW

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OTTER SHREW

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Otter shrew is a noun.
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WHAT DOES OTTER SHREW MEAN IN ENGLISH?

otter shrew

Potamogalinae

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.

Definition of otter shrew in the English dictionary

The definition of otter shrew in the dictionary is any small otter-like amphibious mammal, esp Potamogale velox, of the family Potamogalidae of W and central Africa: order Insectivora.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OTTER SHREW

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Ottawa
otter
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otter shell
Otterburn
otto
Otto cycle
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ottoman
Ottoman Empire
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WORDS THAT END LIKE OTTER SHREW

Andrew
beshrew
brew
common shrew
crew
drew
elephant shrew
grew
Hebrew
home brew
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overthrew
Renfrew
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shrew
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tree shrew
water shrew
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Synonyms and antonyms of otter shrew in the English dictionary of synonyms

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TRANSLATION OF OTTER SHREW

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Translator English - Chinese

獭鼩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

musaraña nutria
570 millions of speakers

English

otter shrew
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ऊद कर्कशा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الزبابة قضاعة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

выдра землеройка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

musaranho lontra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অট্টর বিদ্রূপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

musaraigne loutre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Otter shrew
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Otterspitzmaus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

カワウソトガリネズミ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

수달 말괄량이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kakehan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chuột chù rái cá
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஓட்டர் ஷௌவ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओटर चिंटू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

su köstebeği
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

toporagno lontra
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wydra, ryjówka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

видра землерийка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

scorpie vidră
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βίδρα μέγαιρα
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

otter skeerbekmuis
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

utter argbigga
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oter spissmus
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of otter shrew

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OTTER SHREW»

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OTTER SHREW»

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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 Zambia.
Martin E. Nicoll, Galen B. Rathbun, IUCN/SSC Insectivore, Tree-Shrew, and Elephant-Shrew Specialist Group, 1990
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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
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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
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Mammalogy
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 giant ...
Professor Emeritus Northern Arizona University Terry A Vaughan, Terry A. Vaughan, James M. Ryan, 2013
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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
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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, ...
‎1990
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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
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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
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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
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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 vibrissae ...
Jeanette A. Thomas, Cynthia F. Moss, Marianne Vater, 2004

3 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OTTER SHREW»

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RioT into Simandou: Exporting Iron Mountains (Part 1 of 4)
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»
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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»
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'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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