†family Adapisoricidae Schlosser 1887 (elephant shrew)

Mammalia - Macroscelidea - Adapisoricidae

Parent taxon: Macroscelidea according to J. J. Hooker and D. E. Russell 2012

See also Cope 1889, Lopatin 2006, Novacek et al. 1985 and Van Valen 1967

Sister taxa: Adunator, Amphilemuridae, Apheliscidae, Litocherus, Louisinidae, Macroscelididae

Subtaxa: Adapisorex

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (6: Wyoming collections)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1), France (1), Germany (1), Spain (1), United States (2: Montana, Wyoming)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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