IUCN threat status:

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Greater hedgehog tenrec

The Greater hedgehog tenrec or Large Madagascar hedgehog or Sokina[3] (Setifer setosus) is a species of mammal in the Tenrecidae family. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, dry savanna, moist savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, rural gardens, and urban areas.[2]

It is the only species in the genus Setifer.[1] Despite the close resemblance, it is not closely related to hedgehogs.


  1. ^ a b 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. 77. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Afrotheria Specialist Group (Tenrec Section), Vololomboahangy, R. & Goodman, S. (2008). Setifer setosus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 29 December 2008.
  3. ^ Imerina Malagasy common name used in Stratégie Nationale pour la Gestion Durable de la Biodiversité, publication of the Malagasy Ministry of the Environment Read the PDF


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