Large-eared tenrec (Geogale aurita)
The large-eared tenrec occurs in subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland in north-western, western, and southern Madagascar with its easternmost occurrence in south-eastern Madagascar (Goodman et al. 1999). It is not known from many sites, but probably occurs in appropriate habitat in between known localities. It was not found during a survey of the environs of Fénérive (Rakotondravony et al. 1998). It is rated Least Concern, but is threatened by habitat loss.
References1.^ Bronner, G. N.; Jenkins, P. D. (2005). "Order Afrosoricida". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 71. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
2. Afrotheria Specialist Group (Tenrec Section), Olson, L. & Goodman, S. (2008). Geogale aurita. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.