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SPECIES Microgale taiva

Author:Major, 1896.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, 18: 461.
Common Name:Taiva Shrew Tenrec
Type Locality:Ambohimitombo forest, Tanala Country, Madagascar [Ambohimitombo town, 43 km by road SE of Ambositra, 10 km into eastern forest, Fianarantsoa, 2043S 4726E (MacPhee, 1987)].
Distribution:Southern regions of eastern humid forest of Madagascar.
Comments:Synonymised with M. cowani by MacPhee (1987), specific status recognised by Jenkins et al. (1996).
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