Convergent evolution

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.

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. The real question: Can I have one?

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

LESSER HEDGEHOG TENREC (Echinops telfairi) - ©John Harris The Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec can be found in Southern and Southwestern Madagascar in the semidesert, coastal regions and dry forest. Their diet.

Tailless Tenrec (Tenrec ecaudatus)   also known as the common tenrec the tailless tenrec is a unique species of mammal belonging to the order Afrroscoricida (tenrecs,otter shrews and golden moles), native to Madagascar and surrounding islands like Mauritius and Seychelles. Tenrecs can be found in several different biomes ranging from forests, savannas and shrubland. They spend their lives on the ground where the hunt for small invertebrates and other small animals like frogs and mice. Altho

astronomy-to-zoology: Tailless Tenrec (Tenrec ecaudatus) “ also known as the common tenrec the tailless tenrec is a unique species of mammal belonging to the order Afrroscoricida (tenrecs,otter shrews.

Chrysochloridae (aka "Golden moles") are small, insectivorous burrowing mammals native to deserts of southern Africa, quite unrelated with Eurasian or American moles.

African Golden Moles are small, insectivorous burrowing mammals native to southern Africa. They form the family Chrysochloridae and are taxonomically distinct from the true moles, which they resemble due to convergent evolution.

The Fossa, Madagascar: Cat like adaptations, but unrelated to cats (Convergent Evolution). Closely related to the Mongoose.

The Fossa: endemic to Madagascar is the fossa, a beautiful carnivorous mammal akin to a cougar; however, its tail is about as long as its body. Despite its cat-like form, the fossa is actually more closely related to the mongoose.

The Tenrecidae (common name tenrecs) are a family of 34 species of mammals 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. They occupy aquatic, arboreal, terrestrial and fossorial environments. Some of these species, including the greater hedgehog tenrec, can be found in the Madagascar dry deciduous forests.

The Tenrecidae (common name tenrecs) are a family of 34 species of mammals found…

Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec The Tenrecidae (common name tenrecs) are a family of 34 species of mammals 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. They occupy aquatic, arboreal, terrestrial and fossorial environments. Some of these species, including the greater hedgehog tenrec, can be found in the Madagascar dry deciduous forests.

Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec The Tenrecidae (common name tenrecs) are a family of

Convergent Evolution

Convergent Evolution

Genet "Cat": Convergent Evolution: Completely different species finding similar ways to adapt, winding up with similar features:) Wikipedia: "Genets are Old World mammals order Carnivora, suborder Feliformia, family Viverridae, subfamily Viverrinae. Related to civets, linsangs, fossa, & mongooses. Almost all are contained in genus Genetta, though the Aquatic Genet is sometimes kept to its own genus Osbornictis. Genetta Fossils have been found from the Pliocene."

Genet "Cat": Convergent Evolution: Completely different species finding similar ways to adapt, winding up with similar features:) Wikipedia: "Genets are Old World mammals order Carnivora, suborder Feliformia, family Viverridae, subfamily Viverrinae. Related to civets, linsangs, fossa, & mongooses. Almost all are contained in genus Genetta, though the Aquatic Genet is sometimes kept to its own genus Osbornictis. Genetta Fossils have been found from the Pliocene."

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