Tenrec species

Within the subfamily of ‘Real tenrecs’ there’s ony 5 species. However, there’s also a subfamily of Rice tenrecs, a subfamily of Earth tenrecs, a subfamily of Otter shrews and a subfamily of Lesser otter shrews. All of these are within the family of Tenrecs and include a total of 33 species. These do not include extinct species.

Geogalinae

Geogale

  • Large-eared tenrec

Tenrecinae

Echinops

  • Lesser hedgehog tenrec

Hemicentetes

  • Highland streaked tenrec
  • Lowland streaked tenrec

Setifer

  • Greater hedgehog tenrec

Tenrec

  • Common tenrec

Oryzorictinae

Microgale

  • Short-tailed shrew tenrec
  • Cowan’s shrew tenrec
  • Drouhard’s shrew tenrec
  • Dryad shrew tenrec
  • Pale shrew tenrec
  • Gracile shrew tenrec
  • Grandidier’s shrew tenrec
  • Naked-nosed shrew tenrec
  • Jenkins’s shrew tenrec
  • Northern shrew tenrec
  • Lesser long-tailed shrew tenrec
  • Major’s long-tailed tenrec
  • Web-footed tenrec
  • Montane shrew tenrec
  • Nasolo’s shrew tenrec
  • Pygmy shrew tenrec
  • Greater long-tailed shrew tenrec
  • Least shrew tenrec
  • Shrew-toothed shrew tenrec
  • Taiva shrew tenrec
  • Thomas’s shrew tenrec

Nesogale

  • Dobson’s shrew tenrec
  • Talazac’s shrew tenrec

Oryzorictes

  • Mole-like rice tenrec
  • Four-toed rice tenrec