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Definition of tenrec

tenrec
Tendrac Ten"drac, n. [See Tenrec.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of small insectivores of the family Centetid[ae], belonging to Ericulus, Echinope, and related genera, native of Madagascar. They are more or less spinose and resemble the hedgehog in habits. The rice tendrac (Oryzorictes hora) is very injurious to rice crops. Some of the species are called also tenrec.
Tenrec
Tenrec Ten"rec, n. [From the native name: cf. F. tanrac, tanrec, tandrec.] (Zo["o]l.) 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.

Meaning of tenrec from wikipedia

- A tenrec is any species of mammal within the afrotherian family Tenrecidae endemic to Madagascar. Tenrecs are widely diverse; as a result of convergent...
- The tailless tenrec (Tenrec ecaudatus), also known as the common tenrec, is a species of mammal in the family Tenrecidae. It is the only member of the...
- The lowland streaked tenrec (Hemicentetes semispinosus) is a small tenrec found in Madagascar. The species is found in tropical lowland rain forest, in...
- Hedgehog tenrec may refer to: Lesser hedgehog tenrec (Echinops telfairi) Greater hedgehog tenrec (Setifer setosus), also known as large Madagascar hedgehog...
- The lesser hedgehog tenrec (Echinops telfairi) is a species of mammal in the family Tenrecidae. It is the only species in the genus Echinops and is named...
- moles of Southern Africa, the otter shrews of equatorial Africa and the tenrecs of Madagascar. These three families of small mammals have traditionally...
- The highland streaked tenrec (Hemicentetes nigriceps) is an insectivore which lives in the central upland regions of Madagascar. Its black and white striped...
- The web-footed tenrec, otter shrew, or aquatic tenrec (Microgale mergulus) is the only known semiaquatic tenrec (the related African otter shrews have...
- Drouhard's shrew tenrec, Microgale drouhardi LC Dryad shrew tenrec, Microgale dryas VU Pale shrew tenrec, Microgale fotsifotsy LC Gracile shrew tenrec, Microgale...
- central to the plot development. The series followed the exploits of Jack Tenrec and his crew of ecological freedom fighters known as the "Mechanics". His...
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