Nasolos shrew tenrec

Microgale nasoloi

SUBFAMILY

Oryzorictinae

TAXONOMY

Microgale nasoloi Jenkins and Goodman, 1999, Vohibasia Forest, Madagascar.

OTHER COMMON NAMES

None known.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Head and body length about 3 in (8 cm); weight 0.5 oz (7 g). DISTRIBUTION

Only known from southwestern Madagascar. HABITAT

Occurs in transitional dry and spiny bush forest. Unknown to occur outside of forested zones.

BEHAVIOR

Nothing is known.

FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET

Scansorial. The diet is presumably mostly invertebrates.

REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY

Nothing is known.

CONSERVATION STATUS

Only recently described from two specimens taken at two nearby sites—one in a national park and the other in a forest protected by local traditions. This species probably has a very limited distribution.

SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS None known. ♦

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