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Macroscelidea

  1. Sophie Montuire

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001568

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How to Cite

Montuire, S. 2001. Macroscelidea. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001

Abstract

Macroscelids are known as elephant shrews because of their long and narrow snouts. Living exclusively in Africa, they are small mammals with a head and body length between 95 and 315 mm, and tail length between 80 and 265 mm.

Keywords:

  • Macroscelid;
  • elephant shrew;
  • mammal;
  • phylogeny;
  • evolution