Northern shrew tenrec

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Northern shrew tenrec
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Afrosoricida
Family: Tenrecidae
Genus: Microgale
Species: M. jobihely
Binomial name
Microgale jobihely
Goodman, Raxworthy, Maminirina & Olson, 2006[2]
Microgale jobihely range map.svg
Northern shrew tenrec range (eastern population not shown)

The northern shrew tenrec (Microgale jobihely) is a species of mammal in the family Tenrecidae. It is endemic to Madagascar, where it has a restricted disjoint range in two locations 485 km apart in the north and east of the island. In the north, it is found on the southwestern slopes of the Tsaratanana Massif at elevations from 1420 to 1680 m. In central eastern Madagascar, it is found in the Ambatovy Forest.[1] Its natural habitat is montane forest. The species is most closely related to the widely distributed M. cowani.[1] This tenrec is threatened by deforestation from agricultural conversion, lumbering and mining.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Stephenson, P.J.; Soarimalala, V.; Goodman, S. (2016). "Microgale jobihely". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T136628A21282528. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T136628A21282528.en. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Goodman, S. M.; Raxworthy, C. J.; Maminirina, C. P.; Olson, L. E. (2006). "A new species of shrew tenrec (Microgale jobihely) from northern Madagascar" (PDF). Journal of Zoology. 270 (2): 384–398. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.2006.00146.x.