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Echinops telfairi (Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec)

Wikipedia Abstract

The lesser hedgehog tenrec (Echinops telfairi) is a species of mammal in the family Tenrecidae. It is the only species in the genus Echinops and is named in honour of Charles Telfair.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 24.9
EDGE Score: 3.25


Adult Weight [1]  180 grams
Birth Weight [1]  8 grams
Female Maturity [1]  1 year
Male Maturity [1]  1 year
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  40 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  60 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  55 days
Litter Size [1]  6
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  19 years
Nocturnal [2]  Yes
Weaning [1]  29 days


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Madagascar dry deciduous forests Madagascar Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Madagascar mangroves Madagascar Afrotropic Mangroves
Madagascar spiny thickets Madagascar Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Madagascar succulent woodlands Madagascar Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kirindy Forest Reserve   Madagascar      
Réserve Naturelle Intégrale d'Andohahela National Park II 180522 Madagascar

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles Yes

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Amazon World
Aqua Zoo Friesland
Artis Zoo
Birmingham Nature Centre
Blank Park Zoo of Des Moines
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Cameron Park Zoo
City of Belfast Zoo
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Curraghs Wildlife Park
Dallas Zoo
Denver Zoological Gardens
Dierenpark 'De Vleut' (Zoo Best)
Dierenpark Amersfoort
Dierenpark de Oliemeulen (Zoo Tilburg)
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Drusillas Zoo Park
Edinburgh Zoo-Scottish National Zoo
Endangered Madagascar
Erie Zoological Gardens
Faunia (Parque Biologico De Madrid,SA)
Fort Worth Zoological Park
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Isle of Wight Zoo
Jesperhus Blomsterpark
John Ball Zoological Garden
Lincoln Childrens Zoo (former Folsom)
Lincoln Park Zoological Gardens
Memphis Zoological Garden & Aquarium
Mesker Park Zoo
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Moscow Zoological Park
Municipal Independent Org. Roev Ruchei
Neunkircher Zoologischer Garten GmbH
Oakland Zoo
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Opolu, Opole
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Poznaniu
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Osaka Municipal Tennoji Zool. Gdns.
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Paradise Wildlife Park
Parc de Lunaret
Parc Merveilleux
Parco Natura Viva
Potter Park Zoological Gardens
Randers Regnskov
Riverside Zoo
Saitama Children's Zoo
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
San Diego Wild Animal Park
San Diego Zoo
Scovill Zoo
Seneca Park Zoo
Skansen Akvariet
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
The Philadelphia Zoo
Tiergarten Heidelberg
Toledo Zoological Gardens
Topeka Zoological Park
Tropical World
Tropiquaria Wildlife Park
Ueno Zoological Gardens
Utah's Hogle Zoo
Virginia Zoological Park
West Midland Safari & Leisure Park Ltd
Wildlife World Zoo
Wilhelma Zoo
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Zagreb Zoo / Zooloski vrt Zagreb
Zivalski vrt Ljubljana
Zoo de Fuengirola (Rain Forest SL)
Zoo Landau in der Pfalz
Zoological Garden Prague
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzen
Zoologischer Garten Frankfurt
Zoologischer Garten Halle GmbH

Range Map




Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access