They are found on the island of Madagascar.
They live in dense forests.
They can be up to 9 inches (23 cm) long with 4 inches being the tail. They weigh only half an ounce. They have bristly fur and a long tail that can grasp (prehensile). They have long feet and toes to help in climbing. They have a long pointed nose.
They live up in the trees (arboreal). They are active at night (nocturnal).
They eat insects.
They are eaten by snakes eagles, and fossa.
They are pregnant for about 2 months (gestation) and have 2 babies.
Unknown lifespan. They are listed as Lower Risk - least concern.
Species: Microgale longicaudata
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