Taiva shrew tenrec

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Taiva shrew tenrec[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Afrosoricida
Family: Tenrecidae
Genus: Microgale
Species: M. taiva
Binomial name
Microgale taiva
Forsyth Major, 1896
Microgale taiva range map.svg
Taiva shrew tenrec range

The taiva shrew tenrec (Microgale taiva) is a species of mammal in the family Tenrecidae. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. 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); Ramiarinjanahary, H., Andrianjakavelo, V. & Goodman, S. (2008). "Microgale taiva". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 29 December 2008.