The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Microgale macpheei Goodman, Vasey & Burney, 2007

MacPhee's small tenrec



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Only known from sub-fossil remains found in Andrahomana cave, in south-eastern Madagascar (Goodman et al. 2007; Burney et al. 2008).



Madagascar (south-eastern)












Original scientific description:

Goodman, S. M., Vasey, N., and Burney, D. A. (2007). Description of a new species of subfossil shrew tenrec (Afrosoricida: Tenrecidae: Microgale) from cave deposits in southeastern Madagascar. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 120(4): 367-76. [Abstract]


Other references:

D.A. Burney, N. Vasey, L.R. Godfrey, Ramilisonina, W.L. Jungers, M. Ramarolahy, and L. Raharivony. (2008). New Findings at Andrahomana Cave, Southeastern Madagascar. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 70(1): 13-24.


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