tenrec

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Related to tailless tenrec: Tenrecidae, Tenrecomorpha, Common Tenrec

tenrec

an insect-eating mammal related to the hedgehogs and shrews belonging to the family Tenrecidae. Nocturnal eaters of earthworms, 8 to 12 inches long with a coat of hairs, bristles and spines and a long pointed nose.