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SPECIES Hemicentetes nigriceps

Author:GŁnther, 1875.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 4, 16: 125.
Common Name:Highland Streaked Tenrec
Type Locality:Fienerentova [? = Fianarantsoa, Madagascar].
Distribution:Eastern edge of central highlands, E Madagascar.
Comments:Distinguished from H. semispinosus by craniodental features (Butler, 1941; Dobson, 1882a) and treated as a distinct species by Eisenberg and Gould (1970). Considered to be a subspecies of H. semispinosus (Genest and Petter, 1975; Hutterer, 1993). Recorded sympatrically with H. semispinosus (Goodman et al., 2000).
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    buffoni Jentink, 1879

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