Tenrecidae


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Noun1.Tenrecidae - tenrecs and extinct related forms
mammal family - a family of mammals
Insectivora, order Insectivora - shrews; moles; hedgehogs; tenrecs
tendrac, tenrec - small often spiny insectivorous mammal of Madagascar; resembles a hedgehog
genus Tenrec - type genus of the family Tenrecidae: tenrecs
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We collected 378 serum samples from 11 native Tenrecidae (Afrosoricida) tenrecs, 114 samples from 6 native Nesomyidae (Rodentia) rodents, and 471 samples from introduced R.
The only mammals that have formed part of the native flora are bats, insectivores (with 1 endemic family, the Tenrecidae, with 21 species), rodents (with a single endemic subfamily including 10 living species and 2 or 3 extinct ones), primates, carnivores, and hippopotamuses (with 2 dwarf species that are now extinct).
They are not true hedgehogs (belonging to the family Tenrecidae and not Erinaceidae) and are unlikely to be kept as pets (2; F.