Mole-like rice tenrec

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Mole-like rice tenrec[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Afrosoricida
Family: Tenrecidae
Genus: Oryzorictes
Subgenus: Oryzorictes
Species: O. hova
Binomial name
Oryzorictes hova
A. Grandidier, 1870
Oryzorictes hova range map.svg
Mole-like rice tenrec range

talpoides G. Grandidier & Petit, 1930

The mole-like rice tenrec (Oryzorictes hova), also known as the fossorial tenrec or hova rice tenrec, 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, freshwater lakes, irrigated land, and seasonally flooded agricultural 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. 75. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Afrotheria Specialist Group (Tenrec Section); Raherisehena, M. & Goodman, S. (2008). "Oryzorictes hova". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 29 December 2008.