Bearded Shrew

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Bearded Shrew
(Barbatherium barbatherium)
Artwork of Bearded Shrew
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Creator Clayren Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Superclass
Class
Subclass
Superorder
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Carpozoa
Spondylozoa
Anisoscelida
Soricia
Chaetotheria
Palaeochaetotheria
Eochaetotheria
Chaetotheridae
Barbatherium
Barbatherium barbatherium
Week/Generation 11/70
Habitat Yokto Temperate Forest
Size 1.26 m Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Endoskeleton (Bone)
Diet Carnivore (Azelak Scavengers, Armour-Beaks, Ferret Ketters)
Respiration Active (Lungs)
Thermoregulation Endotherm (Fur)
Reproduction Sexual, live births, two sexes, pouch and milk
Descendant of Ancestor of


The small shrew packs of the Glicker Alpine split from their ancestors to move into the Yokto Temperate forest. The Shrews moved into this area after finding that the ferret ketters could supply a great food supply for the carnivorous Shrews. The "beard" of the bearded shrew (really just an area of longer hair under the chin of the males of the species) serve an important purpose. The living part of hair is under the scalp skin where the hair root is housed in the hair follicle. The entire follicle and root are fed by a vein, and blood carries nutrients to the follicle/root. When mating season comes, a female Shrew will look at any prospective mates "beard" very closely. Many kinds of serious illnesses will show up through these hairs, and this will help the female choose the healthiest mate, thus helping to ensure healthy offspring.

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Living Relatives (click to show/hide)

These are randomly selected, and organized from lowest to highest shared taxon. (This may correspond to similarity more than actual relation)
  • Beach Twintail (subclass Chaetotheria)
  • Soripredator (class Soricia)