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Major's Long-tailed Tenrec
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Range Madagascar
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Afrosoricida
Family Tenrecidae
Genus Microgale
Species Microgale majori
Conservation Status
Least Concern

The Major's long-tailed tenrec (Microgale majori), is a species of tenrec in the Tenrecidae family. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitat is the eastern humid forest of the island, as well as some western forests, where it has been seen at elevations from 785 to 2000 m. Its habits are not well known, but it is thought to be semiarboreal. The species was formerly viewed as synonymous with Microgale longicaudata. It was named in honor of Swiss zoologist C. I. Forsyth Major.