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The Shrew ..
A Contribution to Promote the Investigation
Biology of the Soricidae (Insectivora
Shrews, Spitzmäuse, Spitzmuizen, Musaraignes, Rijacki, Toporagni,
Näbbmöss etc. .. Check the dictionary)
by Werner Haberl
To enliven and deepen the study of a science,
nothing is more effective
than to fathom its historical development.
This web site aims to not only become a place
for zoologists specialized in the biology of shrews (Soricidae, Insectivora,
Mammalia) but also a scholarly forum , to provide public awareness of shrews,
furnish enjoyable "shrewdness" and to serve an educational purpose. Many
visitors to the Shrew (ist's) Site enjoy reading in depth about scientific
work with shrews. The pages are composed of numerous contributions by a
great number of people that thought it worthwhile to share their experience,
scientific records and illustrations. Contributions are most welcome.
Research on shrews has assumed immense proportions during the past decade.
Even for specialists it is hard to keep up to date with the numerous research
papers published every year. A considerable time-lag slowing down progress
must be taken into account when trying to get an overview of the current
stand of research. Especially references to older papers and those in journals
not listed in databases are hard to locate. A great deal of shrew research
is 'disguised' and hidden in general publications on small mammals.
P.S.: Shrews (Suncus etruscus) have
always been said to be the smallest mammals, but in fact, they are only
among the smallest mammals, as recently a bat was found to be the smallest
mammal: "The Bumblebee Bat" (Craseonycteris thonglongyai) =
THE SMALLEST MAMMAL
Tour the Site by starting from any of the following
This journey will take you through 8 MB of shrew data:
Talk: an E-mail newsletter and archives
Shrew Bibliography (with a link to selected references)
Information and Online Reports on the Biology of Shrews and Other Insectivores
Shrew Photo Gallery
/ SSC / ITSES: Insectivore, Tree Shrew & Elephant Shrew Specialist
Shrew Conference Hall
Culture, Myths, Stories and Poisonous Facts
Project Proposals & Jobs
Shrew Leisure Site
about the nature of this site and how to contribute (Contributions
are most welcome...)
- - - Archives 1997
here and then reload the upcoming page to see last update and what's
List of Publications
appreciate receiving reprints of your latest papers on Soricidae and small
This web site was created by
Dr. Werner Haberl ©.
Address: Hamburgerstrasse 11, A-1050 Vienna, Austria.
Created in October ,1996. (any
mentioned in the BBC Wildlife Magazine
1997 & Encyclopedia Brittanica Online
You seem to be visitor no.
to this site, which was awarded as the "Coolest Science Site" 18.11.1996.
is what "inScight" (Science Magazine & Academic Press) wrote about
this site on November 27, 1996
(still a sad tragedy)
But a Good Place to Find Trapping
Equipment, Ethology Software and other Scientific Aids Related to Small
Mammal Studies !