Unidentified newborn mammal found beside stream in undisturbed tropical forest, Cameroon. 10-15cm long. Mostly still with clumsy movements.
26 July 2008.
Common tenrec / gewone tenrek (Tenrec ecaudatus) in Exotic Reserve Peyrieras, Madagascar.
Note: Captive specimen, can't be used for wildlife distribution surveys.
The order Afrosoricida (a Latin-Greek compound name which means "looking like African shrews") contains the golden moles of southern Africa and the tenrecs of Madagascar and Africa, two families of small mammals that have traditionally been considered to be a part of the order Insectivora.