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†subfamily Herodotiinae Simons et al. 1991 (elephant shrew)

Osteichthyes - Macroscelidea - Macroscelididae

PaleoDB taxon number: 333479

Full reference: E. L. Simons, P. A. Holroyd, and T. M. Bown. 1991. Early Tertiary elephant-shrews from Egypt and the origin of the Macroscelidea. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 88:9734-9737

Parent taxon: Macroscelididae according to R. Tabuce 2017

Sister taxa: Hiwegicyon, Macroscelidinae, Mylomygalinae, Myohyracinae, Pronasilio, Rhynchocyoninae

Subtaxa: Chambius, Eotmantsoius, Herodotius, Nementchatherium

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore