Common tenrec (Tenrec ecaudatus)

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Common tenrec, side view
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • The common tenrec is endemic to Madagascar, though has been introduced to nearby islands in the Indian Ocean.
  • Amazingly, the female can give birth to up to 32 young at a time, and can breed twice each year.
  • An omnivrous species, the common tenrec will eat food such as invertebrates, small mammals, and fruit.
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Common tenrec description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderAfrosoricida
FamilyTenrecidae
GenusTenrec (1)

Information on the common tenrec is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
tailess tenrec, tail-less tenrec.
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Common tenrec status

Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (September, 2010)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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Common tenrec, side view  
Common tenrec, side view

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