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The Shrew Bibliography
Soricidae - Insectivora - Mammalia
compiled by
Werner Haberl
Selected references 4/1997
This page will be changed monthly / bi-monthly. Status of literature: 1995.
This month's topic:
Raising and Breeding Shrews
August 1997
Although the Shrew Bibliography is quite extensive, specialists might miss certain references on specific topics.
Please let me know about any additions.

The following is merely a short list of selected references on this topic, which was inspired by an inquiry (see "SHREW TALK" Vol. 1, No. 12 and "SHREW TALK" Vol. 1, No. 13).

339 Baxter, R.M. (1993): Fostering in southern African Soricidae. Acta Theriologica 38(4): 451-452.

442 Blus, L.J. (1971): Reproduction and survival of short-tailed shrews (Blarina brevicauda) in captivity. Lab. Anim. Sci. 21(6): 884-891. 443 Blus, L.J., D.A. Johnson (1969): Adoption of a nestling house mouse by a female short-tailed shrew. The American Midland Naturalist 81: 583-584.

662 Buttler, G. (1953): Ein Beitrag zur Sexualbiologie der Insectivoren unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Accessorischen Drüsen der Soriciden Crocidura leucodon Herm. und Crocidura russula Herm. Unpublished Thesis, Technische Hochschule Carolo-Wilhelmina, Braunschweig (27. Oct. 1953), Germany, 94 pp. (Deutsche Bibliothek no. 48.036734.5). (German)

808 Churchfield, S. (1990): The Natural History of Shrews. Christopher Helm and A and C Black, London. xiv + 178 pp. (Comstock Publishing Assoc., Ithaca, New York).

1034 Dehnel, A. (1952): The biology of breeding of the common shrew S. araneus L. in laboratory conditions. Ann. Univ. M. Curie Sklod. Sect. C 6: 359-376 (Manuskript: German).

1178 Dryden, G.L. (1980): Observations of Mus musculus raised by Suncus murinus. Z. Säugetierk. 45: 249-250.

1187 Dryden, G.L., R.R. Anderson (1978): Milk composition and its relation to growth rate in the musk shrew, Suncus murinus. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 60A: 213-216.

1643 Genoud, M. (1989): Energy and water transfer through milk in shrews. Fifth International Theriological Congress, Rome, 22.8-29.8.1989. Abstract of Papers and Posters, Vol. II.: 659.

1839 Grünwald, A., F.P. Möhres (1974): Beobachtungen zur Jugendentwicklung und Karawanenbildung bei Weisszahnspitzmäusen (Soricidae-Crocidurinae). Z. Säugetierk. 39: 321-337.

xxxx Haberl, W. (1996): Fostering in European common shrews Sorex araneus (Soricidae, Insectivora). Acta Theriologica 41 (4): 433-438.

2159 Hellwing, S. (1973): The postnatal development of the white-toothed shrew Crocidura russula monacha in captivity. Z. Säugetierk. 38: 257-270.

3560 Michalak, I. (1982): Reproduction and behaviour of the Mediterranean water shrew under laboratory conditions. Säugetierk. Mitt. 30(4): 307-310.

3562 Michalak, I. (1983): Reproduction, maternal and social behaviour of the European water shrew under laboratory conditions. Acta Theriol. 28(1): 3-24.

3566 Michalak, I. (1987): Keeping and breeding the Eurasian water shrew Neomys fodiens under laboratory conditions. Int. Zoo. Yb. 26: 223-228 (1987).

3584 Miller Ben Shaul, D. (1962): Notes on hand-rearing various species of mammals. Int. Zool. Yb. 4: 300-.

3586 Miller Ben Shaul, D. (1962): The composition of the milk of wild animals. Int. Zool. Yb. 4: 333-342.

3585 Miller Ben Shaul, D. (1962): Short-tailed shrews (Blarina brevicauda) in captivity. Int. Zool. Yb. 4: 121-122.

3709 Mover, H., A. Ar, S. Hellwing (1989): Energetic costs of lactation with and without simultaneous pregnancy in the white-toothed shrew Crocidura russula monacha. Physiological Zoology 62(4): 919-936.

3853 Niethammer, G. (1950): Zur Jungenpflege und Orientierung der Hausspitzmaus (Crocidura russula Herm.). Bonn. Zool. Beitr. 1(2-4): 117-125.

5716 Vogel, P. (1969): Beobachtungen zum intraspezifischen Verhalten der Hausspitzmaus (Crocidura russula Hermann, 1780). Rev. Suisse Zool. 76: 1079-1086.

5780 Wahlström, A. (1928): Beiträge zur Biologie von Sorex vulgaris L. Z. Säugetierk. 3: 284-295.

Last topic:

July 1997: Frog Remains and Shrew Predation

Please don't ask me for back issues. I deleted the selections...

The complete bibliography (> 6000 references) is available as

I. CD-ROM Version 1995 (including keywords, many abstracts). ISBN 3-9500483-0-8.

II. Printed Version 1995. ISBN 3-9500483-1-6.



Address all correspondence to:
Dr. Werner Haberl. Address: Hamburgerstrasse 11, A-1050 Vienna, Austria.