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Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec
Used from Animal Diversity Web, University of Michigan,
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Tenrecidae (common name tenrecs) is a family of mammals found on Madagascar and parts of western Africa. Tenrecs are widely diverse, resembling hedgehogs, shrews, opossums, mice and even otters. They can occupy several environments including aquatic, arboreal, terrestrial and fossorial. There are four subfamilies, 10 genera, and 24 species of tenrecs.
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