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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Afrosoricida
Family: Tenrecidae
Genus: Microgale
Thomas, 1882

22 extant, 1 extinct see text

Microgale is a genus of mammal in the family Tenrecidae. There are 22 living species on the island of Madagascar and one extinct species known from a fossil. Some species have been discovered in the last twenty years.

It contains the following extant species:

Extinct species[edit]


  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. pp. 72–75. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  • Olson, L.E.; Rakotomalal, Z.; Hildebrandt, K.B.P.; Lanier, H.C.; Raxworthy, C.J. & Goodman, S.M. 2009. Phylogeography of Microgale brevicaudata (Tenrecidae) and description of a new species from western Madagascar. Journal of Mammalogy 90 (5): 1095–1110.