Asiatic water shrew

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Asiatic water shrews
Japanese water shrew (Chimarrogale platycephalus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Soricidae
Tribe: Nectogalini
Genus: Chimarrogale
Anderson, 1877

The Asiatic water shrews are the members of the genus Chimarrogale. They are mammals in the subfamily Soricinae of the family Soricidae. They are aquatic, with some species inhabiting streams.[1] The genus contains the following species:


  1. ^ Wolff, Jerry; Guthrie, R. D. (December 1985). "Why Are Aquatic Small Mammals So Large?". Oikos. 45 (3): 365–373. Retrieved 21 March 2021.