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Afrosoricida (tenrecs and golden moles)

Wikipedia Abstract

The order Afrosoricida (a Latin-Greek compound name which means "looking like African shrews") contains the golden moles of southern Africa and the tenrecs of Madagascar and Africa, two families of small mammals that have traditionally been considered to be a part of the order Insectivora.Some biologists use Tenrecomorpha as the name for the tenrec-golden mole clade, but Gary Bronner and Paulina Jenkins argue that Afrosoricida is more appropriate, despite their misgivings about the similarity between the name "Afrosoricida" and the unrelated shrew subgenus Afrosorex.Traditionally, these two families were grouped with the hedgehogs, shrews and moles in the Lipotyphla.
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Family

Chrysochloridae (golden moles) (21)   (6)
Tenrecidae (tenrecs) (32)   (2)

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