The shrock's outward similarity to the badger is an excellent example of convergent evolution.

The shrock, Melesuncus sylvatius, is a large, nocturnal, temperate woodland-dwelling, badger-like white-toothed shrew from Eurasia, from After Man: A Zoology of the Future.

It has a size and shape comparable to that of the extinct Eurasian badger. It makes nightly forays through the undergrowth and will take any prey that it chances upon. It has a long snout and broad forepaws with which it digs after burrowing prey animals and excavates its own family nest in soft soil under tree roots.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.