Boll. Mus. reg. Sci. nat.Torino Vol. 23 - N. 2 pp. 363-381 2006
Franco ANDREONE*, Paulina D. JENKINS**,
Jasmin E. RANDRIANIRINA§
, Beatrice PINET*
Small mammals (Order Afrosoricida, Order
Eulipotyphla and Order Rodentia) recently col-
lected in Madagascar, and housed in the Museo
Regionale di Scienze Naturali,Torino
We present the catalogue of the tenrecs, shrews and rodents collected in Madagascar
from 1994 to 2005. The collection consists of 213 voucher specimens, and 24 species (18
species of tenrecs, two shrews and four rodents). The specimens are conserved in alcohol,
and part of them is prepared with separate skulls. Most of these specimens represent new
geographical findings. Conspicuous series of Microgale parvula and M. cowani, and of Eliu-
rus tanala are of particular interest. Especially notable is one specimen of Nesomys lamber-
toni, a species that until recently was known only from a handful of specimens.
Key words:Afrosoricida, Soricomorpha, Rodentia, Madagascar, Catalogue.
* Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali,Torino.
** The Natural History Museum, London.