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- n. Plural form of sengi.
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They are now called sengis to avoid confusion with true shrews.
Elephant-shrews (also called sengis, order Macroscelidea) are small-bodied insectivorous mammals with a strictly African distribution.
Archonta was first named by William King Gregory in 1910* to house Scandentia (tree shrews), Chiroptera, Dermoptera and Primates (Gregory also included sengis/elephant shrews within Archonta, but they were later removed from it as their affinities clearly lie elsewhere).
Find out how the scene was filmed and how sengis outwit lizards.
Chinese black rhinos and deinotheres, giant sengis, and yet more new lemurs
The newly captured animal is a type of giant sengi, which have patterned coats and other distinct features from the smaller sengis.
Two of the Zoo's black and rufous giant elephant-shrews, or sengis, had a little baby elephant-shrew several weeks ago, but zookeepers in the Small Mammal House only announced they discovered the animal late Friday.