Microgale talazaci

Microgale talazaci Talazac’s shrew tenrec is endemic to Madagascar as are all members of the genus Microgale.

The shrew tenrec is found in the forests and caves of in the northern highlands, eastern humid forest and central highlands of Madagacar.

Talazac’s is the largest of the shrew tenrecs, the head has a large tapering snout, the body fur is soft dense and brown and a long tail up to 180% of the body length.

Microgale talazaci has a wide distribution and a large population, Nevertheless, as for much of the fauna of Madagascar, there are potential long-term threats to the species from habitat loss caused by conversion of forest to agricultural land, logging activities and fire.

Species detail

  • M dobsoni
    Taxonomy

    Talazac’s shrew tenrec is the largest of the shrew tenrecs, the head has a large tapering snout, the body fur is soft dense and brown and a long tail up to 158mm. Find out more about the structure of Talazac's shrew.

  • Forest in Madagascar
    Distribution and habitat

    Microgale talazaci  is endemic to Madagascar as are all members of the genus Microgale. Microgale talazaci occurs in the northern highlands, eastern humid forest and central highlands of Madagacar. Find out more about

  • Microgale talazaci
    Biology

    Information from field notes and observations in captivity suggest that Microgale talazaci produce one litter of two to three infants per year is the norm. Learn more about the biology of the Talazac s shrew trenec.

  • Cryptoprocta ferox
    Behaviour

    Microgale talazaci although believed to be solitary in nature. Males show aggression towards each other by mouth gaping, squealing or biting, usually resolved by the weaker animal fleeing to cover. Find out more about the behaviour of Talazac’s shrew tenrec.

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    Conservation

    Microgale talazaci has a wide distribution and a large population, Nevertheless, as for much of the fauna of Madagascar, there are potential long-term threats to the species from habitat loss caused by conversion of forest to agricultural land, logging activities and fire. Find out more.

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    References

    Get reference material for Microgale talazaci.

Images

cryptoprocta-ferox

Cryptoprocta ferox

Microgale dobsoni

Microgale dobsoni

Microgale talazaci

Microgale talazaci Talazac’s shrew tenrec.

forest

Forest clearing in Madagascar