Drouhard's shrew tenrec

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Drouhard's shrew tenrec[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Afrosoricida
Family: Tenrecidae
Genus: Microgale
Species: M. drouhardi
Binomial name
Microgale drouhardi
Grandidier, 1934
Microgale drouhardi range map.svg
Drouhard's shrew tenrec range

Drouhard's shrew tenrec (Microgale drouhardi), also known as the striped shrew tenrec, is a species of mammal in the family Tenrecidae. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.[2]

This species forages in small family groups, and unusually they maintain contact by the high-pitched sounds produced by the rubbing of hollow quills on their backs.[3]


  1. ^ Bronner, G.N.; Jenkins, P.D. (2005). "Order Afrosoricida". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 73. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Afrotheria Specialist Group (Tenrec Section); Rakotondravony, D. & Goodman, S. (2008). "Microgale drouhardi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  3. ^ Madagascar - Animal Planet series