Microgale cowani

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Tenrecomorpha 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Magnordo: Epitheria
Superordo: Afrotheria
Ordo: Afrosoricida
Subordo: Tenrecomorpha

Familia: Tenrecidae
Subfamilia: Oryzorictinae
Genus: Microgale
Species:Microgale cowani

Name[edit]

  • Microgale cowani Thomas, 1882: 320

Holotype: BMNH 82.3.1.25, adult ♀, skin (in alcohol) and skull.

Type locality: “Ankáfana forest, Eastern Betsileo,” redefinied to Ankafina, Fianarantsoa, Fianarantsoa Province, 21°12’S 47°12’E, Madagascar by McPhee (1987: 5).

Synonyms[edit]

  • Microgale crassipes Milne-Edwards, 1893: 98

Holotype: MNHN 1892-1560, adult indet., skin and skull.

Type locality: “in the environs of Tananarive [=Antananarivo]”, Antananarivo, Madagascar.

  • Microgale longirostris Major, 1896: 321

Holotype: BMNH 97.9.1.111, adult ♀, skin, skull and axial skeleton.

Type locality: “Ampitambe forest (N. E. Betsileo)”, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar

  • Microgale cowani nigrescens Elliot, 1905: 237

Holotype: FMNH 1349/5644, immature ♀, skin and skull.

Type locality: “Ambohimanana, Betsileo”, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar.

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Cowan's Shrew Tenrec