Greater hedgehog tenrec

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Greater hedgehog tenrec[1]
Greater Hedgehog Tenrec (Setifer setosus).jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Afrosoricida
Family: Tenrecidae
Genus: Setifer
(Froriep, 1806)
Species: S. setosus
Binomial name
Setifer setosus
(Schreber, 1778)
Setifer setosus range map.svg
Greater hedgehog tenrec range
Synonyms

Dasogale fontoynonti Grandidier, 1929

The Greater hedgehog tenrec or Large Madagascar hedgehog (Setifer setosus) is a species of mammal in the Tenrecidae family. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, dry savanna, moist savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, rural gardens, and urban areas.[2]

It is the only species in the genus Setifer.[1] Despite the close resemblance, it is not closely related to hedgehogs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bronner, G. N.; Jenkins, P. D. (2005). "Order Afrosoricida". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 77. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Afrotheria Specialist Group (Tenrec Section), Vololomboahangy, R. & Goodman, S. (2008). Setifer setosus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 29 December 2008.