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Elephant shrews, Sengis

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Relationships after Douady et al. 2003. Extinct taxa after McKenna & Bell 1997.
Containing group: Eutheria

Other Names for Macroscelididae


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Douady, C. J., F. Catzeflis, J. Raman, M. S. Springer, and M. J. Stanhope. 2003. The Sahara as a vicariant agent, and the role of Miocene climatic events, in the diversification of the mammalian order Macroscelidea (elephant shrews). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 100:8325-8330.

Hartenberger, J.-L. 1986. Hypothèse paléontologique sur l'origine des Macroscelidea (Mammalia). Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences Serie II 302:247-249.

Kratzing, J. E. and P. F. Woodall. 1988. The rostral nasal anatomy of two elephant shrews. Journal of Anatomy 157: 135-143.

Leirs, H., R. Verhagen, W. Verhagen and M. R. Perrin. 1995. The Biology of Elephantulus brachyrhynchus. Mammal Review 25:45-49.

Madsen, O., P. M. T. Deen, G. Pesole, C. Saccone, and W. W. deJong. 1997. Molecular evolution of mammalian aquaporin-2: Further evidence that elephant shrew and aardvark join the paenungulate clade. Molecular Biology and Evolution 14:363-371.

Matson, J. O., and B. R. Blood. 1998. Morphological variability and species limits in elephant shrews (Elephantulus intufi and E. rupestris) from Namibia. Mammalia 62:77-93.

McKenna, M. C. and S. K. Bell. 1997. Classification of Mammals Above the Species Level. Columbia University Press, New York.

Neal, B. R. 1995. The ecology and reproduction of the Short-snouted Elephant-Shrew, Elephantulus brachyrhynchus, in Zimbabwe with a review of the reproductive ecology of the genus Elephantulus. Mammal Review 25:51-60.

Nicoll, M. E. and G. B. Rathbun. 1990. African Insectivora and Elephant-Shrews, an Action Plan for their Conservation. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), Gland, Switzerland.

Nowak, R. M. 1999. Order Macroscelidea. Pages 1739-1745 in: Walker's Mammals of the World. Sixth Edition. Volume II. (R. M. Nowak). Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

Patterson, B. 1965. The fossil elephant-shrews (Family Macroscelididae). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard 133:295-335.

Perrin, M. R. (ed.) 1995. The Biology of Elephant-shrews - A Symposium Held During the 6th International Theriological Congress, Sydney, 5 July 1993. Mammal Review 25:1-100.

Perrin, M. R. 1995. Comparative aspects of the metabolism and thermal biology of elephant-shrews (Macroscelidea). Mammal Review 25:61-78.

Raman, J. and M. R. Perrin. 1997. Allozyme and isozyme variation in seven southern African elephant-shrew species. Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde 62:108-116.

Rathbun, G. B. 1995. Conservation issues and strategies for elephant-shrews. Mammal Review 25:79-86.

Rathbun, G. B. and P. F. Woodall. 2002. A bibliography of elephant-shrews or sengis (Macroscelidea). Mammal Review

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Woodall, P. F. 1991. An ultrastructural study of the spermatozoa of elephant shrews (Mammalia, Macroscelidea) and its phylogenetic implications. Journal of Submicroscopic Cytology and Pathology 23:47-58.

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Woodall, P. F. and C. Fitzgibbon. 1995. Ultrastructure of spermatozoa of the yellow-rumped elephant shrew Rhynchocyon chrysopygus (Mammalia, Macroscelidea) and the phylogeny of elephant shrews. Acta Zoologica 76:19-23.

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Scientific Name Elephantulus
Location Nairobi (Kenya)
Creator Lloyd Glenn Ingles
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
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Scientific Name Macroscelides proboscideus
Location Grzimekhaus in Frankfurt Zoo
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
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