Major's long-tailed tenrec

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Major's long-tailed tenrec
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Afrosoricida
Family: Tenrecidae
Genus: Microgale
Species: M. majori
Binomial name
Microgale majori
Thomas, 1918
Microgale majori range map.svg
Major's Long-tailed Tenrec range

Major's long-tailed tenrec (Microgale majori) is a species of mammal in the family Tenrecidae. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitat is the eastern humid forest of the island, as well as some western forests, where it has been seen at elevations from 785 to 2000 m.[1] Its habits are not well known, but it is thought to be semiarboreal.[1] The species was formerly viewed as synonymous with M. longicaudata.[1] It was named in honor of Swiss zoologist C. I. Forsyth Major.


  1. ^ a b c d Olson, L. & Goodman, S. (2008). "Microgale majori". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 30 October 2009.