Overview

Brief Summary

The sengis, or elephant-shrews, are a group of around 18 or 20 small African mammals not closely related to any other group of living mammals, but belonging to a group known as the Afrotheria, which also includes elephants, manatees, hyraxes, aardvarks, golden-moles, and tenrecs. An excellent source of information about sengis is the sengi website maintained by Galen Rathbun at the California Academy of Sciences.

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Physical Description

Morphology

Other Physical Features: endothermic ; bilateral symmetry

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Life History and Behavior

Behavior

Perception Channels: tactile ; chemical

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Reproduction

Key Reproductive Features: gonochoric/gonochoristic/dioecious (sexes separate); sexual

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records: 34
Specimens with Sequences: 29
Specimens with Barcodes: 27
Species: 6
Species With Barcodes: 6
Public Records: 17
Public Species: 2
Public BINs: 5
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