Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Afrosoricida — the tenrecs etc.

Etymologies

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Tenrec +‎ -idae

Examples

  • Other mammals iinclude the Ruwenzori duiker (Cephalophus rubidus, EN), which is restricted to the Rwenzori Mountains, and the Ruwenzori otter shrew (Micropotamogale ruwenzorii, EN), one of only three representatives of the family Tenrecidae on the African mainland (the others are found only in Madagascar).

    Biological diversity in the Eastern Afromontane

  • One of only two species of the family Tenrecidae on mainland Africa is also strictly endemic to these mountains, the Ruwenzori otter shrew (Micropotamogale ruwenzorii, EN).

    Albertine Rift montane forests

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