North African elephant shrew

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North African elephant shrew[1]
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Elephantulus rozeti - Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria - Genoa, Italy - DSC02755.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Macroscelidea
Family: Macroscelididae
Genus: Elephantulus
Species: E. rozeti
Binomial name
Elephantulus rozeti
(Duvernoy, 1833)
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North African elephant shrew range

Macroscelides rozeti Duvernoy, 1833

The North African elephant shrew or North African sengi (Elephantulus rozeti) is a species of elephant shrew in the family Macroscelididae. It is found in Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia, being the only extant afrotherian within its range. Its natural habitats are Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation and hot deserts.[2]


  1. ^ Schlitter, D.A. (2005). "Order Macroscelidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 83. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Perrin, M., FitzGibbon, C., Stuart, C., Hutterer, R. & Cuzin, F. (2008). "Elephantulus rozeti". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Corbet, G.B.; Hanks, J. (1968). "A revision of the elephant-shrews, family Macroscelididae". Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Zoology 16: 45–111.