Greater hedgehog tenrec

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Greater hedgehog tenrec[1]
Greater Hedgehog Tenrec (Setifer setosus) (9614561811).jpg
Scientific classification

(Froriep, 1806)
S. setosus
Binomial name
Setifer setosus
(Schreber, 1778)
Setifer setosus range map.svg
Greater hedgehog tenrec range

Dasogale fontoynonti Grandidier, 1929

The greater hedgehog tenrec or large Madagascar hedgehog or sokina[3] (Setifer setosus, formerly known as Dasogale fontoynonti) is a species of mammal in the family Tenrecidae. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, dry savanna, moist savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, rural gardens, urban areas and zoos.[2]

It is the only species in the genus Setifer.[1] Despite the close resemblance, it is not closely related to hedgehogs.


  1. ^ a b 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. 77. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ a b Afrotheria Specialist Group (Tenrec Section); Vololomboahangy, R. & Goodman, S. (2008). "Setifer setosus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 29 December 2008.
  3. ^ Imerina Malagasy common name used in Stratégie Nationale pour la Gestion Durable de la Biodiversité, publication of the Malagasy Ministry of the Environment Read the PDF