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Family Tenrecidae Gray 1821 (tenrec)

Osteichthyes - Theriiformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 40531

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1821. On the natural arrangement of vertebrose animals. The London Medical Repository Monthly Journal and Review 15:296-310

Parent taxon: Tenrecoidea according to E. R. Seiffert 2007

Sister taxa: Afrosoricida, Chrysochloridae, Plesiorycteropus, Qatranilestes, Jawharia, Widanelfarasia, Dilambdogale

Subtaxa: Arenagale, Echinops, Geogale, Limnogale, Microgale, Ndamathaia, Oryzorictinae, Parageogale, Potamogalinae, Setifer, Sperrgale, Tenrec, Tenrecinae

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore-carnivore