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Mammalia - Macroscelidea - Louisinidae
If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.
|J. J. Hooker and D. E. Russell 2012||Macroscelideans with: posterior mental foramen below mesial part of M1 (or below distal part of P4 in Dipavali) (autapomorphy); fourth premolar semimolariform (i.e. with significant P4 metacone and P4 hypoconid) to molariform (except Louisina mirabilis) (shared with Adapisorex, Adunator, Macroscelididae, and Leptictida; therefore primitive for the order, but an important feature distinguishing it from Apheliscidae and Amphilemuridae and, when combined with the mental foramen character, from Adapisoricidae sensu stricto).|