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Tailless tenrec - TENREC ECAUDATUS

Tailless tenrec - TENREC ECAUDATUS

Class: Animals with Milk Glands (Mammalia)
Subclass: True Mammals (Eutheria)
Order: Insect Eaters (Insectivora)
Family: Tenrecidae .

The Name "Tenrec": "Tenrec" is from the Madagascar Malagasy word "tandraka."

Description: A large, shrewlike creature with elongated snout, vestigial tail, and short limbs, the tailless tenrec has thin coarse fur, almost spiny, with red and brown hair scattered with long, black hairs on its back, and lighter beneath. Its head and body length is about 10-15", and it weighs about 3-4.5 lbs, females much smaller.


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