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  • noun elephant shrew
  • noun 1/100 part of a likuta, a former monetary unit of Zaïre


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  • A new species of elephant shrew, or sengi, is also the largest known.

    Archive 2008-01-01 2008

  • "The newcomer, dubbed Rhynchocyon udzungwensis, stands head and shoulders above his cousins, weighing in at a massive 700 grammes (1.5 pounds), about 25 percent larger than any other known sengi."

    Archive 2008-01-01 2008

  • With orange-and-gray fur and a long snout, the gray-faced giant sengi is 25 percent heavier than any previously known elephant shrew, making it the size of a small rabbit.

    A Year on the Wing TIM DEE 2009

  • The golden-rumped elephant shrew or sengi (Rhynchocyon chrysopygus, EN) is endemic to the coastal forests Kenya north of Mombasa.

    Biological diversity in the coastal forests of Eastern Africa 2008

  • The bizarre-looking creature, dubbed Rhynochocyon udzungwensis, is a type of giant elephant shrew, or sengi.

    Archive 2008-01-01 Dave 2008

  • If it is a new species, that would make 18 species of sengi in the family Macroscelididae

    The Conservation Report Buck 2010

  • The newly captured animal is a type of giant sengi, which have patterned coats and other distinct features from the smaller sengis.

    The Conservation Report Buck 2010

  • (02 / 01 / 2008) More than a quarter larger than all of its relations, the Grey-faced sengi News 2009

  • The photos of this mysterious giant elephant-shrew were sent to expert Dr. Galen Rathbun, who has studied the sengi (or elephant-shrew) for over thirty years; after examiining the photos he believed that the animal's unique coloring proved it was an unknown species. News 2009

  • (02 / 01 / 2008) More than a quarter larger than all of its relations, the Grey-faced sengi News 2009


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  • pictured here

    June 15, 2009

  • Also the one-hundredth part of a likuta, itself one hundredth of a zaïre, back when Zaïre used zaïres for currency.

    June 15, 2009