TITLE

Desman

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Desman, an aquatic, insect-eating mammal. Desmans are from 9 to 17 inches (23 to 43 cm) long, including a 5- to 8-inch (13- to 20--cm) tail. The desman has a long, pointed, flexible snout. The feet are adapted for burrowing and swimming. Dense, silky, gray fur covers the stout body.
ACCESSION #
37310001

 

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