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Soricomorpha[1]
Fossil range: Middle Eocene–Recent
Southern Short-tailed Shrew
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Eutheria
Magnorder: Boreoeutheria
Superorder: Laurasiatheria
Order: Soricomorpha
Gregory, 1910
Families

The order Soricomorpha ("shrew-form") is a biological clade within the class of mammals. In previous years it formed a significant group within the former Insectivora order. However, that order was shown to be polyphyletic and various new orders were split off from it, including Afrosoricida (tenrecs and golden moles), Macroscelidea (elephant shrews), and Erinaceomorpha (hedgehogs and gymnures), leaving just four families as shown here, leaving Insectivora empty and disbanded.[1] The order ranges in size from the Etruscan Shrew, at about 3.5 cm and 2 grams, to the Cuban Solenodon, at about 32 cm and 1 kg.

References

  1. ^ a b Hutterer, Rainer (November 16, 2005). Don E. Wilson and DeeAnn M. Reeder. ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 220-311. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3. 
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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Soricomorpha
Familiae: †Nesophontidae - Solenodontidae - Soricidae - Talpidae

Name

Soricomorpha Gregory, 1910

References

Soricomorpha on Mammal Species of the World.
Don E. Wilson & DeeAnn M. Reeder (editors). 2005. Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed).


Simple English

Soricomorpha[1]
File:Southern short-tailed
Southern Short-tailed Shrew
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Eutheria
Superorder: Laurasiatheria
Order: Soricomorpha
Gregory, 1910
Families
  • †Nesophontidae
  • Solenodontidae
  • Soricidae
  • Talpidae

The order Soricomorpha ("shrew-form") is a biological group in the class of mammals. It is an order of mammals, including all the shrews, solenodons and moles. It is divided into 4 families, one extinct. The other three families are the shrew, solenodon and mole family.

  • ORDER SORICOMORPHA
    • Family Soricidae
      • Subfamily Crocidurinae: white-toothed shrews
      • Subfamily Soricinae: red-toothed shrews
      • Subfamily Myosoricinae: African white-toothed shrews
    • Family Talpidae: moles
      • Subfamily Scalopinae
      • Subfamily Talpinae
      • Subfamily Uropsilinae
    • Family Solenodontidae: solenodons
    • Family †Nesophontidae: West Indian shrews

References

Look up Soricomorpha in Wikispecies, a directory of species
  1. Hutterer, Rainer (16-11-2005). Don E. Wilson and DeeAnn M. Reeder. ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 220-311. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3. 


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