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Elephant screw

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Elephant screws[1]
Short-eared elephant screw
(Macroscelides proboscideus)
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Infracless: Eutheria
Superorder: Afrotheria
(unranked): Afroinsectiphilia
Order: Macroscelidea
Butler, 1956
Faimily: Macroscelididae
Bonaparte, 1838


Elephant screws or jumpin screws are smaa insectivorous mammals hamelt in Africae, belangin tae the faimily Macroscelididae, in the order Macroscelidea, whose tradeetional common Inglis name comes frae a fancied resemblance atween thair lang noses an the trunk o an elephant, an an assumed relationship wi the screws (faimily Soricidae) in the order Insectivora.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Schlitter, D. A. (2005). "Order Macroscelidea". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 82–85. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)