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Macroscelidea (elephant shrew)
Mammalia - Macroscelidea
It was reranked as the suborder Macroscelidea by Van Valen (1967); it was reranked as the unranked clade Macroscelidea by Zack et al. (2005).
It was assigned to Insectivora by Van Valen (1967); to Anagalida by McKenna (1975); to Eutheria by Carroll (1988) and Nowak (1991); to Afrotheria by Waddell et al. (1999) and Madsen et al. (2001); to Apheliscinae by Zack et al. (2005); and to Afroinsectivora by Waddell et al. (2001) and Seiffert (2007).
|Year||Name and author|
|1967||Macroscelidea Van Valen|
|1975||Macroscelidea McKenna p. 42|
|1999||Macroscelidea Waddell et al. p. cover|
|2001||Macroscelidea Madsen et al. p. 610|
|2001||Macroscelidea Waddell et al. p. 148|
|2005||Macroscelidea Zack et al.|
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