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**Lowland Streaked Tenrec - The tenrec is a mammal of the family Tenrecidae, found on Madagascar and in parts of the African mainland. Tenrecs are widely diverse; as a result of convergent evolution, they resemble hedgehogs, shrews, opossums, mice and even otters.

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Animals in the wild: wildlife around the world

Madagascar. The tenrec is another animal unique to the country... What a strange looking creature! Picture: Alamy

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40 Freaky Frog Photos

Poison frog Mantella madagascariensis. It derives its poison from a steady diet of alkaloid-rich ants.

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Flying wings are examples of convergent evolution (analogous structures); however the bones in vertebrate wings are examples of divergent evolution (homologous structures). Le ali dei pipistrelli e degli uccelli presentano alcune somiglianze (omologia) ma non hanno niente in comune con quelle drgli insetti anche se svolgono la stessa funzione (analogia).

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Tenrec - Tenrecidae is a family of mammals found on Madagascar and parts of Africa. Tenrecs are widely diverse, resembling hedgehogs, shrews, opossums, mice and even otters, as a result of convergent evolution.

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‘Three-eyed’ extinct reptile was a bone-headed dinosaur mimic 100 million years early

Convergent evolution between Triassic animals (left) and those that came later (right)

Lesser hedgehog tenrec Just learned about Tenrecs today. From Madagascar and N. Africa (not at all related to Hedghogs)

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Thylacosmilus atrox, the sabre-toothed marsupial. These carnivorous animals roamed modern-day South America from about 5.2-2.5mya. Thanks to convergent evolution Thylacosmilus closely resembles the sabre-toothed felines that followed nearly 1.5 million years later, but the two are not related