elephant shrew

elephant shrew (plural elephant shrews)

  1. Any of several small, insectivorous long-nosed mammals, of the family Macroscelididae, native to Africa, thought to be more closely related elephants than to true shrews.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: musaraigne à trompe
  • German: Rüsselspringer
  • Italian: toporagno elefante
  • Portuguese: macroscelídeo
  • Russian: слоновые землеройки

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