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Micropotamogale
Nimba-otter-shrew-entering-the-water
Nimba Otter Shrew (Micropotamogale lamottei)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Afrosoricida
Family Tenrecidae
Potamogalinae
Genus Micropotamogale

Micropotamogale or dwarf otter shrews, is a species of otter-like tenrecs native to riverine habitats of West African rainforests. They feed on aquatic animals and insects they can find and capture.

Species[]

Nimba Otter Shrew (Heim de Balsac, 1954) (Micropotamogale lamottei)
Ruwenzori Otter Shrew (de Witte & Frechkop, 1955) (Micropotamogale ruwenzorii)
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