Short-tailed Shrew Tenrec

Short-tailed Shrew Tenrec
Short-tailed Shrew Tenrec[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Afrosoricida
Family: Tenrecidae
Genus: Microgale
Species: M. brevicaudata
Binomial name
Microgale brevicaudata
G. Grandidier, 1899
Short-tailed Shrew Tenrec range

The Short-tailed Shrew Tenrec (Microgale brevicaudata) is a species of mammal in the Tenrecidae family. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.[2]


  1. ^ Bronner, Gary N.; Jenkins, Paulina D. (16 November 2005). "Order Afrosoricida (pp. 71-81)". In Wilson, Don E., and Reeder, DeeAnn M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols. (2142 pp.). pp. 72-73. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Afrotheria Specialist Group (Tenrec Section), Vololomboahangy, R. & Raherisehena, M. (2008). Microgale brevicaudata. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 29 December 2008.