Family Macroscelididae Bonaparte 1838 (elephant shrew)

Mammalia - Macroscelidea - Macroscelididae

Parent taxon: Macroscelidea according to A. Grossman and P. A. Holroyd 2009

See also Asher and Helgen 2010, Carroll 1988, Cope 1889, Flower 1883, Flower and Lydekker 1891, Gregory 1910, Nowak 1991, Schlosser 1877 and Tabuce et al. 2001

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

Subtaxa: Herodotiinae Hiwegicyon Macroscelidinae Mylomygalinae Myohyracinae Pronasilio Rhynchocyoninae

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Kenya (1 collection), South Africa (5), Tanzania (2), Zambia (3)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of South Africa (2)

• Pliocene of Kenya (1), South Africa (9), Tanzania (3)

• Miocene to Pliocene of South Africa (2)

• Miocene of Kenya (5), Namibia (2), Uganda (2)

• Oligocene of Egypt (2), Kenya (1)

• Eocene of Algeria (2), Libya (1), Namibia (3), Tunisia (1)

Total: 47 collections including 64 occurrences

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