Blarina hylophaga (Elliot’s Short-tailed Shrew)
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Habitat: Oak-elm floodplain forest, in woody ravines, and beneath decaying logs in wooded floodplain communities. In the Wichita Mountains they are found in grassy pastures adjacent to woody areas, and in grassy areas with rocks and boulders.
Habits: The diet includes insects, worms, millipedes, arachnids, and other invertebrates, as well as small invertebrates and some plant material. The saliva is venomous and helps in subduing larger prey. Breeding occurs from February to October. Litters may be produced two or three times per year. Litter size ranges from 3 to 10 young; gestation period is 21 to 22 days.


Artiodactyla
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Carnivora
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Chiroptera
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Didelphimorphia
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Insectivora
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Lagomorpha
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Rodentia
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Xenarthra
Scientific Names - Common Names

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