Were Shrew

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Were Shrew
(Dirucyon cruoremsid)
Artwork of Were Shrew
Species is extinct.
11/70, replaced by descendant
Creator Russ1 Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Superclass
Class
Subclass
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Carpozoa
Spondylozoa
Anisoscelida
Soricia
Cynosauria
Cynosauriformes
Dirucyonidae
Dirucyon
Dirucyon cruoremsid
Week/Generation 10/66
Habitat Glicker Alpine
Size 80 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Endoskeleton (Bone)
Diet Carnivore (Azelak, Azelowe, Nobit)
Respiration Active (Lungs)
Thermoregulation Mesotherm (Blubber)
Reproduction Sexual, live births, two sexes, pouch and milk


The were shrew split from the shrew lizard to fill the niche of alpine hunter. To survive in the cold, it has evolved a thick layer of blubber. With no fur, this blubber does have to be very thick. This restricts its movements to an extent and means it cannot run at high speeds after its prey. Instead, it relies on two things to bring down its prey: ambush and a killer bite. The Were Shrew waits under snow or behind rocks until prey is within reach. It then rushes out and crushes the neck with its mouth. To communicate, these animals have evolved loud booming voices which they use to state territories and during the breeding season. They still have the pouch of their ancestor but their milk has become much richer, giving the young that bit more of an advantage against the temperature.

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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)
  • Soricinus (subclass Cynosauria)
  • Adorned Tamow (class Soricia)