This study presents a simple method of species identification from multivariate analysis of 4 parameters that are easily measured from shrew hairs collected from hair tubes.
Note: only applicable to the summer pelage of individuals.
This is part of our Good Practice Guidance for Water Shrews, produced by Phoebe Carter.
Reference: Pocock, J. O. & Jennings, N. (2006) Use of hair tubes to survey for shrews: new methods for identification and quantification of abundance. Mammal Review 36 (4): 299-308