Least shrew tenrec

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Least shrew tenrec[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Afrosoricida
Family: Tenrecidae
Genus: Microgale
Species: M. pusilla
Binomial name
Microgale pusilla
Major, 1896
Microgale pusilla range map.svg
Least shrew tenrec range

Microgale majori Thomas, 1918

The least shrew tenrec (Microgale pusilla) is a species of mammal in the family Tenrecidae. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, swamps, pastureland, and irrigated land. It is threatened by habitat loss.[2]


  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. 74. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Afrotheria Specialist Group (Tenrec Section); Rakotondravony, D. & Goodman, S. (2008). "Microgale pusilla". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 29 December 2008.