from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of small threetoed web-footed marine birds of the auk family, Alcidæ; the dovekies. There is but one species, M. alle. Also called Alle. See cut under douekie.
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P. J. Stephenson himself is one of very few scientists who have ever glimpsed Limnogale mergulus in the wild.
The aquatic Limnogale mergulus eats frogs and crustaceans.
The other genera include tenrecs that resemble moles, tenrecs that resemble hedgehogs or, to an American eye, miniature porcupines, and an elusive aquatic tenrec named Limnogale mergulus, which lives the life of a small river otter.
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