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)


Biology & Ecology










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.

Turvey, Samuel T. (2009). Holocene mammal extinctions, pp. 41-61. In: Turvey, Samuel T. (ed.). Holocene Extinctions. Oxford, UK & New York, USA: Oxford University Press. xii + 352 pp.

Turvey, Samuel T. and Fritz, Susanne A. (2011). The ghosts of mammals past: biological and geographical patterns of global mammalian extinction across the Holocene. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 366(1577): 2564-2576. [Supplementary Information]


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