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†subfamily Sespedectinae Novacek 1985 (elephant shrew)

Osteichthyes - Macroscelidea - Dormaaliidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 149296

Full reference: M. J. Novacek. 1985. The Sespedectinae, a new subfamily of hedgehog-like insectivores. American Museum Novitates 2822:1-24

Parent taxon: Dormaaliidae according to M. J. Novacek 1985

Sister taxa: Alsaticopithecus, Amphilemur, Amphilemurinae, Gesneropithex, Hylomysoidinae, Macrocranion, Neomatronella, Pholidocercus, Zionodon, Ankylodon, Patriolestes, Scenopagus

Subtaxa: Colpocherus, Crypholestes, Proterixoides, Sespedectes

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Type: Sespedectes

Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore