Subfamily Macroscelidinae (elephant shrew)

Mammalia - Macroscelidea - Macroscelididae

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

See also Schlosser 1877 and Van Valen 1967

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

Subtaxa: Macroscelidini Miosengi Rhynchocyonini

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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 (8), Tanzania (3)

• Miocene to Pliocene of South Africa (2)

• Miocene of Kenya (4), Namibia (1)

• Oligocene of Egypt (1), Kenya (1)

Total: 34 collections including 46 occurrences

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