Tenrec

The tenrec is a mammal of the family Tenrecidae, found on Madagascar and in parts of the African mainland. Tenrecs are widely diverse; as a result of convergent evolution, they resemble hedgehogs, shrews, opossums, mice and even otters. They occupy aquatic, arboreal, terrestrial and fossorial environments. Some of these species, including the grea...
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Tenrec

• (n.) A small insectivore (Centetes ecaudatus), native of Madagascar, but introduced also into the islands of Bourbon and Mauritius; -- called also tanrec. The name is applied to other allied genera. See Tendrac.
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tenrec

tendrac noun small often spiny insectivorous mammal of Madagascar; resembles a hedgehog
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Tenrec

Ten'rec noun [ From the native name: confer French tanrac , tanrec , tandrec .] (Zoology) A small insectivore ( Centetes ecaudatus ), native of Madagascar, but introduced also into the islands of Bourbon and Mauritius; -- called also tanrec . The name is applie...
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tenrec

any of 29 species of shrewlike and hedgehoglike mammals. Most are endemic to Madagascar and nearby islands, but the otter shrews (subfamily ... [1 related articles]
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tenrec

spiny insectivorous mammal of Madagascar
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tenrec

tenrec (ten'rek) , any of the small insectivorous mammals of the family Tenrecidae, also called tendrecs or tanrecs. These animals are found on the island of Madagascar. In that closed environment they have evolved diverse forms, filling various ecological niches occupied by other small mammals ...
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Tenrec

The Tenrec (Centetes) is a genus of small mammals native to Madagascar and resembling the hedgehogs in appearance and habits. The Tenrec are about 35 cm long, brown in colour, and are clothed in a mix of hair and spiny bristles. They have long pointed muzzles and rudimentary tails. The Tenrec feed on insects, beetles and frogs.
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tenrec

[n] - small often spiny insectivorous mammal of Madagascar
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