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1. Some salamanders adopt defensive poses when faced by a potential predator such as the North American northern short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda).

2. The gray tree frog (Hyla versicolor) makes an explosive sound that sometimes repels the shrew Blarina brevicauda.

3. Terrestrial mammals other than bats known or thought to echolocate include two shrew genera (Sorex and Blarina), the tenrecs of Madagascar and solenodons.

4. These include the wandering shrew (Sorex vagrans), the common or Eurasian shrew (Sorex araneus), and the short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda).

5. The saliva of the northern short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda) contains soricidin, a peptide which has been studied for use in treating ovarian cancer.

6. The only terrestrial mammals known to echolocate are two genera (Sorex and Blarina) of shrews, the tenrecs of Madagascar, bats, and the solenodons.

7. These include the Eurasian or common shrew (Sorex araneus) and the American vagrant shrew (Sorex vagrans) and northern short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda).

8. One of the more regularly taken shrews, though, is the larger 19.5 g (0.69 oz) northern short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda), which was represented in more than 2% of pellets in the Upper Midwest.

9. Small carnivorous mammals such as the masked shrew (Sorex cinereus), the northern short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda) and the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) predate heavily on sawfly cocoons.

10. The northern short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda) is the largest shrew in the genus Blarina, and occurs in the northeastern region of North America.

11. B. brevicauda is a red-toothed shrew, one of three or four species (depending on the authority) in the genus Blarina.

12. Another source indicates the earliest record of the genus Blarina is a specimen of B. b. talpoides, from the Blancan (early Pleistocene) in Kansas.

13. From Adeloblarina, two genera, Blarina and Cryptotis, diverged during the Pliocene.

14. The southern short-tailed shrew (Blarina carolinensis) is a gray, short-tailed shrew that inhabits the eastern United States.

15. The genus Blarina is a group of relatively large shrews with relatively short tails found in North America.

16. The American short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda) is a major predator;

17. Elliot's short-tailed shrew (Blarina hylophaga) is a small, slate grey, short-tailed species of shrew.

18. Elliot's short-tailed shrew was originally described as a subspecies of Blarina brevicauda, and was only identified as a separate species in 1981.

19. The northern short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda), Mediterranean water shrew (Neomys anomalus), and Eurasian water shrew (Neomys fodiens) are capable of delivering a venomous bite.

20. This 13-amino acid peptide derived from 54-amino acid peptide found in the paralytic venom of the northern short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda) reduces cancer growth in cell and animal models.

21. The Blarina are an alien race introduced in the 2015 novelization of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster.

22. In the novel, X-wing fighter pilot Poe Dameron, stranded on the desert planet Jakku, is aided by the Blarina scavenger Naka Iit.

23. Poe notes that the Blarina are "not especially strong, but ... very, very quick".

24. Naka also mentions a Blarina merchant named Ohn Gos in the Jakku settlement of Blowback Town.

25. Two known subspecies are the Homosassa shrew (Sorex longirostris eionis) and Sherman's short-tailed shrew (Blarina carolinensis shermanii).

26. The montane mouse shrew (Myosorex blarina) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae endemic to Uganda.

27. The Everglades short-tailed shrew, (Blarina peninsulae) is a species of shrew in the genus Blarina.

28. The genera Blarina, Blarinella, and Sorex have five upper unicuspids.

29. Soricidin is a paralytic oligopeptide found in the venomous saliva of the northern short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda);

30. Thrown from the wreckage, he comes upon the Blarina scavenger Naka Iit.