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Soricomorpha (shrews, moles, desmans, and relatives)

Wikipedia Abstract

The order Soricomorpha ("shrew-form") is a taxon within the class of mammals. In the past it formed a significant group within the former order Insectivora. However, Insectivora 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), with just the four families shown here remaining. Insectivora was left empty and disbanded.
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Nesophontidae (nesophontid insectivores) (9)
Solenodontidae (solenodons) (4)   (2)
Soricidae (shrews) (378)   (43)   (1)
Talpidae (desmans, moles, and relatives) (39)   (1)

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