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Large mammals in the family Elephantidae, with columnar limbs, bulky bodies, and elongated snouts. They are the only surviving members of the PROBOSCIDEA MAMMALS.
The teeth collectively in the dental arch. Dentition ordinarily refers to the natural teeth in position in their alveoli. Dentition referring to the deciduous teeth is DENTITION, PRIMARY; to the permanent teeth, DENTITION, PERMANENT. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)
The part of the face that is below the eye and to the side of the nose and mouth.
The only family of the order SCANDENTIA, variously included in the order Insectivora or in the order Primates, and often in the order Microscelidea, consisting of five genera. They are TUPAIA, Ananthana (Indian tree shrew), Dendrogale (small smooth-tailed tree shrew), Urogale (Mindanao tree shrew), and Ptilocercus (pen-tailed tree shrew). The tree shrews inhabit the forest areas of eastern Asia from India and southwestern China to Borneo and the Philippines.
The third tooth to the left and to the right of the midline of either jaw, situated between the second INCISOR and the premolar teeth (BICUSPID). (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p817)
The family Phocidae, suborder PINNIPEDIA, order CARNIVORA, comprising the true seals. They lack external ears and are unable to use their hind flippers to walk. It includes over 18 species including the harp seal, probably the best known seal species in the world.
A genus of tree shrews of the family TUPAIIDAE which consists of about 12 species. One of the most frequently encountered species is T. glis. Members of this genus inhabit rain forests and secondary growth areas in southeast Asia.
An order of insect eating MAMMALS including MOLES; SHREWS; HEDGEHOGS and tenrecs.
Organic chemistry methodology that mimics the modular nature of various biosynthetic processes. It uses highly reliable and selective reactions designed to "click" i.e., rapidly join small modular units together in high yield, without offensive byproducts. In combination with COMBINATORIAL CHEMISTRY TECHNIQUES, it is used for the synthesis of new compounds and combinatorial libraries.
Databases devoted to knowledge about specific genes and gene products.
The systematic study of the complete DNA sequences (GENOME) of organisms.
Sequential operating programs and data which instruct the functioning of a digital computer.
A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.
The portion of an interactive computer program that issues messages to and receives commands from a user.
The process of generating three-dimensional images by electronic, photographic, or other methods. For example, three-dimensional images can be generated by assembling multiple tomographic images with the aid of a computer, while photographic 3-D images (HOLOGRAPHY) can be made by exposing film to the interference pattern created when two laser light sources shine on an object.
Remains, impressions, or traces of animals or plants of past geological times which have been preserved in the earth's crust.
X-RAY COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY with resolution in the micrometer range.
The killing of animals for reasons of mercy, to control disease transmission or maintain the health of animal populations, or for experimental purposes (ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION).
The study of the teeth of early forms of life through fossil remains.
A genus of the family Bovidae having two species: B. bison and B. bonasus. This concept is differentiated from BUFFALOES, which refers to Bubalus arnee and Syncerus caffer.
A species of gram-negative bacteria causing MASTITIS; ARTHRITIS; and RESPIRATORY TRACT DISEASES in CATTLE.
A herpesvirus infection of cattle characterized by catarrhal inflammation of the upper respiratory and alimentary epithelia, keratoconjunctivitis, encephalitis and lymph node enlargement. Syn: bovine epitheliosis, snotsiekte.
An animal or plant species in danger of extinction. Causes can include human activity, changing climate, or change in predator/prey ratios.
Woody, usually tall, perennial higher plants (Angiosperms, Gymnosperms, and some Pterophyta) having usually a main stem and numerous branches.
A genus of gram-negative bacteria widely distributed in fresh water as well as marine and hypersaline habitats.
A genus of gram-negative, straight or curved rods which are motile by means of a single, polar flagellum. Members of this genus are found in coastal waters and the open ocean. (From Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, 9th ed)
A genus of gram-negative gliding bacteria found in SOIL; HUMUS; and FRESHWATER and marine habitats.
A republic in southern Africa, the southernmost part of Africa. It has three capitals: Pretoria (administrative), Cape Town (legislative), and Bloemfontein (judicial). Officially the Republic of South Africa since 1960, it was called the Union of South Africa 1910-1960.
All of Africa except Northern Africa (AFRICA, NORTHERN).
The geographical area of Africa comprising BENIN; BURKINA FASO; COTE D'IVOIRE; GAMBIA; GHANA; GUINEA; GUINEA-BISSAU; LIBERIA; MALI; MAURITANIA; NIGER; NIGERIA; SENEGAL; SIERRA LEONE; and TOGO.
General name for two extinct orders of reptiles from the Mesozoic era: Saurischia and Ornithischia.
A small aquatic oviparous mammal of the order Monotremata found in Australia and Tasmania.
An infraclass of MAMMALS, also called Metatheria, where the young are born at an early stage of development and continue to develop in a pouch (marsupium). In contrast to Eutheria (placentals), marsupials have an incomplete PLACENTA.
An oviparous burrowing mammal of the order Monotremata native to Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea. It has hair mingled with spines on the upper part of the body and is adapted for feeding on ants.
Elephant shrews (Macroscelidea)[edit]. *The elephant shrews are named for their combination of long, trunk-like snouts and long ... This elephant shrew can range up to 0.75 kg (1.7 lb) and a length of 0.6 m (2.0 ft).[69][70] ... Tree shrews (Scandentia)[edit]. *The largest of the tree shrews seems to be the common treeshrew (Tupaia glis), at up to 187 g ... Photo: Largest Elephant Shrew Discovered in Africa Archived 2013-11-11 at the Wayback Machine. News.nationalgeographic.com ( ...
Macroscelididae (elephant shrews). Five genera and 20 species. Ptilocercidae (pen-tailed tree shrew). One genus and one species ... Elephant shrews, tenrecs, aardvarks, elephants and sea cows) Euarchonta (Treeshrews, colugos, and primates) Glires (Rabbits, ... Elephants (Elephantidae). Two genera and three species. Pangolins (Manidae). One genus and eight species. Horses, wild ass, and ... Caenolestidae (shrew opossums). Three genera and seven species. Microbiotheriidae (monito del monte). One genus and one species ...
... elephant shrews, usually regarded as close to rabbits and rodents). The only members of Afrotheria that paleontologists would ... The closest living relatives of elephants are the aquatic sirenians, while their next relatives are hyraxes, which look more ... All surviving members of the Afrotheria originate from South American or (mainly) African lineages - even the Indian elephant, ... "Scientists map elephant evolution". BBC News. 2007-07-24. Retrieved 2008-08-11.. ...
Golden-rumped elephant shrew, Rhynchocyon chrysopygus Checkered elephant shrew, Rhynchocyon cirnei Black and rufous elephant ... 1984). Elephant-shrews, Order Macroscelidea. In : MacDonald (ed), The Encyclopedia of Mammals. Facts on File Publications, New ... Members of this genus are known colloquially as the checkered elephant shrews or giant sengis. It contains the following five ... A revision of the elephant-shrews, family Macroscelididae. Bull. Br. Museum (Natural Hist.) Zool. 16, 45-111. Lucinda P. Lawson ...
The round-eared elephant shrew (Macroscelides proboscideus) or round-eared sengi (called the Karoo round-eared elephant shrew ... "short-eared elephant shrew"), is a species of elephant shrew (sengi) in the family Macroscelididae. It is found in Botswana, ... Elephant shrews are among only a handful of monogamous mammals, making them a model group for the study of monogamy. They have ... Elephant-shrews or Sengis: Macroscelidea. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-07-23. Retrieved 2008-07-08.CS1 ...
... shrew ; Afrotheria: elephant, hyrax, tenrec Xenarthra: armadillo, sloth ; Marsupialia: opossum, wallaby ; Monotremes: platypus ... tree shrew ; Glires (= Rodents + Lagomorphs): guineapig, kangaroo rat, mouse, rat, ground squirrel, pika, rabbit ; ...
Namib round-eared sengi or Namib round-eared elephant shrew) is a species of elephant shrew in the family Macroscelididae found ... Corbet, G.B. & Hanks, J. (1968). "A revision of the elephant-shrews, family Macroscelididae". Bulletin of the British Museum ( ... "Phylogeny and taxonomy of the round-eared sengis or elephant-shrews, genus Macroscelides (Mammalia, Afrotheria, Macroscelidea ...
... and elephant shrews (Macroscelididae). Banner-tailed kangaroo rats (Dipodomys spectabilis) footdrum in the presence of snakes ... Elephants appear to use vibrational communication for a number of purposes. An elephant running or mock charging can create ... in the same range as the fundamental frequency and 2nd harmonic of an elephant rumble. For Asian elephants, these calls have a ... O'Connell-Rodwell and other elephant experts have begun to explore the possibility that the Thai elephants were responding to ...
On the other hand, elephant shrews combine both types of locomotion; they usually move on four legs, but they can run on two ... Comprising eight species, they resembled today's elephant shrews. They are especially interesting for their combination of ... similar to that of elephant shrews. Leptictidium had wide diastemata in the antemolar row, its upper molar teeth were more ...
Elephant shrews resemble shrews but are not related to them. They similarly eat arthropods. The largest primate in the region, ... The African bush elephant is the only proboscidean in South Africa, and the largest native animal. It is an ecosystem engineer ... Shrews occur, which prey on invertebrates. The Southern African hedgehog (Atelerix frontalis) is a hedgehog that is native to ... The best known of these is the aardvark and the African bush elephant. Most members of the Afrotheria have remained in Africa. ...
This clade includes the elephant shrews, golden moles and tenrecs. Suborder Afroinsectivora Infraorder Macroscelidea ... Macroscelididae Elephant shrew Infraorder Afrosoricida Chrysochloridae Golden mole Tenrecidae Tenrec Afroinsectivora in the ...
... and four-toed elephant shrew (Petrodromus tetradactylus). Despite their obvious defenses and nocturnal habits, small Cape ... or 740,000 bull elephants). The effect of this unsustainable culling is to severely depress or remove the large, medium and ...
Stone, D. "Eurasion Insectivores and Tree Shrews: Status, Survey and Conservation Action Plan". Tree Shrew and Elephant Shrew ... They exhibit more similar behaviors to that of the elusive shrews than their spiky relatives. P. truei move faster but are not ... Podogymnura truei, also known as the Mindanao gymnure, Mindanao moonrat, or Mindanao wood shrew, is a mammal of the family ... Their habitats are similar to true shrews. The Mindanao moonrat helps with the highland ecosystems of Mindanao by regulating ...
Macroscelidea (elephant shrews). *Proboscidea (elephants). *Sirenia (manatees, dugongs). *Tubulidentata (aardvarks). * ...
Elephants and manatees seem to be related, and likewise elephant shrews and aardvarks.[3] These findings are compatible with ... elephant shrews, tenrecs, aardvarks, hyraxes, elephants and manatees. ...
"Giant shrew discovered in Tanzania". mongabay.com. "Discovery: First New Species Of Giant Elephant-Shrew In 126 Years". ... "It is the first new species of giant elephant-shrew to be discovered in more than 126 years. From the moment I first lifted one ... The grey-faced sengi is a species of the elephant shrew or sengi family, belonging to the genus Rhynchocyon. Its discovery was ... The discovery of the species was announced in January 2008; only 15 species of elephant shrew were known until then, and the ...
In Africa, the little five game animals are: Elephant shrew: a small, insect-eating mammal with a long nose. Elephant shrews ... Elephant shrew Buffalo weaver Leopard tortoise Antlion Rhino beetle "The Little Five: Africa's Smaller Safari Animals". " ... "Africa's little five safari animals include the elephant shrew, ant lion, rhinoceros beetle, buffalo weaver and the leopard ...
Cape elephant shrew (E.edwardii) Dusky-footed elephant shrew (E. fuscipes) Dusky elephant shrew (E. fuscus) Bushveld elephant ... shrew (E. intufi) Eastern rock elephant shrew (E. myurus) Karoo rock elephant shrew (E. pilicaudus) Rufous elephant shrew (E. ... Smit, H.A., Robinson, T.J., Watson, J. & Jansen van Vuunen, B. (2008). A New Species of Elephant-shrew (Afrotheria: ... Elephantulus is a genus of elephant shrew in the family Macroscelididae. It contains the following species: Short-snouted ...
African Insectivora and Elephant-shrews: An Action Plan for Their Conservation. Oxford: Information Press, 1990, 15. ... Nicoll, Martin E.; Rathbun, Galen B. (1990-01-01). African Insectivora and Elephant-shrews: An Action Plan for Their ...
Mole and shrew tunnelled through the grounds. And: Beavers damming the waters of the juvenile Neckar river. Hares flitted and ... Theoretically, nature provided steaks of elephant, the woolly rhinoceros and hippopotamus. Whether the "Heidelberger" ventured ... after the well-preserved skull of a straight-tusked elephant had come to light there in 1887. Schoetensack had the workers ...
... elephant shrews). Many of the known species are little studied. Some 600 species (a quarter of the total) are known from single ... and the Chimaeropsyllidae only on elephant shrews. The oriental rat flea, Xenopsylla cheopis, is a vector of Yersinia pestis, ...
On the basis of molecular studies, elephants and manatees appear to be related, and likewise elephant shrews and aardvarks. ... elephant shrews (also known as sengis), tenrecs, aardvarks, hyraxes, elephants, sea cows, and several extinct clades. Most ... elephant shrews (northwest and sub-Saharan Africa) Order Afrosoricida: otter shrews, tenrecs and golden moles (sub-Saharan ... Zack S.P.; Penkrot T.A.; Bloch J.I.; Rose K.D. (2005). "Affinities of 'hyopsodontids' to elephant shrews and a Holarctic origin ...
This clade also includes hyraxes, manatees, elephants, elephant shrews and aardvarks. They are from an African origin. ... along with elephant shrews, aardvarks, hyraxes, sirenians and elephants. Golden moles are not all golden. Some have black to ... African shrew-like mammals). It contains no soricids (shrews) and is sometimes confused with the shrew subgenus Afrosorex. ... that tenrecs and golden moles should be separated from Insectivora and placed in Afrotheria which include the elephant shrews ...
... common name Etendeka round-eared sengi or Etendeka round-eared elephant shrew) is a species of elephant shrew in the family ... the species is the smallest in the elephant shrew family. Macroscelides micus is the smallest known elephant shrew. Its body ... Some elephant shrew species are known to be monogamous and mate for life. It is unknown if this is the case for M. micus. The ... A total of 21 elephant shrew specimens were obtained, 15 of which belonged to the new species. In 2014, Dumbacher et al. ...
"Elephant shrew rediscovered in Africa after 50 years". news.yahoo.com. BBC. Retrieved 18 August 2020. "WHO: Polio has been ... 18 August - The Somali elephant shrew is rediscovered in Djibouti. 22 August - Ganesh Chaturthi, Hindu festival celebrating the ... At least six elephants are killed by poachers outside Mago National Park, Ethiopia in the largest mass-killing of animals in ... "6 elephants killed by poachers in single day in Ethiopia". ABC News. Retrieved 2 June 2020. "French court backs UN trial for ...
This parasite was rediscovered several years later by a United States Naval Medical Research Unit in elephant shrews caught in ... The only known host is the elephant shrew (Petrodomus and Elephantulus species). Heisch RB (1954) Presence of Plasmodium ... J. 31(6):263-264 Hoogstral, Harry; Huff, Clay; Lawless, Deaner (1950). "A malarial parasite of the African elephant shrew, ... In a sample of twelve elephant shrews (Petrodromus tetradactylus) captured between Bukama and Sankisia this parasite was ...
Zack, S. P.; Penkrot, T. A.; Bloch, J. I.; Rose, K. D. (March 2005). "Affinities of 'Hyopsodontids' to elephant shrews and a ...
Colobus monkey and Golden-rumped elephant shrew are also reported. Entry into the forest was dictated by the traditional rules ...
"New stem elephant-shrews (Mammalia, Macroscelidea) from the Eocene of Dur At-Talah, Libya". Palaeontology. 55 (5): 945-955. doi ... nov., the earliest shrew (Mammalia, Soricidae) from the Balearic Islands, Spain" by Rofes et al., 2012". Palaeontologia ... nov., the earliest shrew (Mammalia, Soricidae) from the Balearic Islands, Spain". Palaeontologia Electronica. 15 (1): Article ... Xijun Ni & Zhuding Qiu (2012). "Tupaiine tree shrews (Scandentia, Mammalia) from the Yuanmou Lufengpithecus locality of Yunnan ...
suahelae LC Genus: Suncus Asian house shrew, Suncus murinus LC Often called elephant shrews or jumping shrews are native to ... Family: Macroscelididae (elephant-shrews) Genus: Rhynchocyon Black and rufous elephant shrew, Rhynchocyon petersi ssp. adersi ... Family: Soricidae (musk shrews) Subfamily: Crocidurinae Genus: Crocidura Greater red musk shrew, Crocidura flavescens ssp. ... nyansae LC Bicolored musk shrew, Crocidura fuscomurina ssp. sansibarica LC Savanna path shrew, Crocidura viaria ssp. ...
Northern elephant seal (M. angustirostris). *Southern elephant seal (M. leonina). Monachus. *Mediterranean monk seal (M. ...
Northern elephant seal (M. angustirostris). *Southern elephant seal (M. leonina). Monachus. *Mediterranean monk seal (M. ...
Macroscelidea (Elephant shrews). *Tubulidentata (Aardvark). *Hyracoidea (Hyraxes). *Proboscidea (Elephants). *Sirenia (Dugongs ... Similarities with elephants and Sirenia[edit]. Hyraxes share several unusual characteristics with elephants and the Sirenia ( ... "One Protein Shows Elephants and Moles Had Aquatic Ancestors".. *^ Trevor Carnaby (1 January 2008). Beat about the Bush: Mammals ... Hyraxes, like elephants, have flattened nails on the tips of their digits, rather than curved, elongated claws which are ...
... and the Chimaeropsyllidae only on elephant shrews. The oriental rat flea, Xenopsylla cheopis, is a vector of Yersinia pestis, ... elephant shrews).[25]. Many of the known species are little studied. Some 600 species (a quarter of the total) are known from a ...
... dragging their hindquarters in a similar manner to that used by the elephant seal.[15] In the early Carboniferous (360 to 345 ... "Antipredator secretions and behavior of selected salamanders against shrews". Copeia. 1979 (2): 270-274. doi:10.2307/1443413. ... salamanders adopt defensive poses when faced by a potential predator such as the North American northern short-tailed shrew ( ...
Studies have observed signs of dreaming in all mammals studied, including monkeys, dogs, cats, rats, elephants, and shrews. ... and a spider-like elephant walking in the background. Henri Rousseau's last painting was The Dream. Le Rêve ("The Dream") is a ...
Macroscelidea (Elephant shrews). *Tubulidentata (Aardvark). *Hyracoidea (Hyraxes). *Proboscidea (Elephants). *Sirenia (Dugongs ... The family Caenolestidae contains the seven surviving species of shrew opossum: small, shrew-like marsupials that are confined ... Shrew opossums (also known as rat opossums or caenolestids) are about the size of a small rat (9-14 cm long), with thin limbs, ... Shrews were entirely absent from South America until the Great American Interchange three million years ago, and are currently ...
Shrew → 땃쥐류 (D). *Talpidae → 두더지과 (D). 파충류, 19[편집]. *Reptile → 파충류 (C) *Alligator → 앨리게이터속 (E) ...
Although the population has rebounded, its genetic variability is much less than that of the Southern elephant seal.. ♦ ... shrews, squirrels, lagomorphs), although it does have indigenous bats and rodents, which arrived later.[27] ... In the 1880/90s, hunting reduced the Northern elephant seal to only about 20 individuals. ... shrew opossums, and the monito del monte occur (see the Great American Interchange). ...
Zhou, Xuming; Sun, Fengming; Xu, Shixia; Yang, Guang; Li, Ming (2015-03-01). "The position of tree shrews in the mammalian tree ... and elephant". Systematic Biology. 48 (1): 31-53. doi:10.1080/106351599260427. PMID 12078643.. ... and diverged 86.2 million years ago into the groups of tree shrews and Primatomorpha. The latter diverged prior to 79.6 million ...
For example, adult elephants are relatively safe from predation by lions, but juveniles are vulnerable.[81] ... Sharks, sunfish, Insectivorous birds and shrews are almost always moving while web-building spiders, aquatic invertebrates, ... Lions can attack much larger prey, including elephants, but do so much less often. ... and lions even hunt elephants.[53][54][55] It can also make prey more readily available through strategies like flushing of ...
Young elephants and other animals are said to be myopia free. Pet dogs with progressive myopia have been reported. Dukes, Henry ... Several types of occlusion myopia have been recorded in tree shrews, macaques, cats and rats, deciphered from several animal- ... In Central Park Zoo, New York, several myopic animals have been reported, including a 39-year-old elephant, a Cape buffalo, and ...
True shrews are not to be confused with West Indies shrews, treeshrews, otter shrews, or elephant shrews, which belong to ... All shrews are small, most no larger than a mouse. The largest is the Asian house shrew (Suncus murinus), which is about 15 cm ... Shrews have an unusually high metabolic rate.[6] Shrews usually eat 80-90% of their own body weight in food daily. ... the teeth of shrews are small and peg-like, and may be reduced in number. The dental formula of shrews is:upper=3.1.1-3.3; ...
However, if both shrews believe they are the true territory holder, the one with the greater need for food, and therefore, the ... It is observed consistently in hyenas, lemurs and the bonobo.[16] It is also observed in elephants. ... This can be explained further by looking at the example of the common shrews. If one participant believes he is the resident of ...
Macroscelidea (Elephant shrews). *Tubulidentata (Aardvark). *Hyracoidea (Hyraxes). *Proboscidea (Elephants). *Sirenia (Dugongs ... Zhou, Xuming; Sun, Fengming; Xu, Shixia; Yang, Guang; Li, Ming (2015-03-01). "The position of tree shrews in the mammalian tree ...
"In Gardner, Alfred L. (ed.). Mammals of South America, Volume 1: Marsupials, Xenarthrans, Shrews, and Bats. Chicago: University ... Extinct sloth species include many megafaunal ground sloths, some of which attained the size of elephants, as well as marine ... Ancient sloths were not arboreal but dwelled on land, and were known to reach sizes that rival those of elephants, as was the ...
Elephantulus fuscus, Sengi Mweusi (Dusky Elephant Shrew au Sengi). *Elephantulus intufi, Sengi-nyika (Bushveld Elephant Shrew ... Rhynchocyon cirnei, Sengi au Njule Madoa (Checkered Elephant Shrew au Sengi). *Rhynchocyon petersi, Sengi au Njule Kinguja ( ... Black and Rufous Elephant Shrew au Sengi). *Rhynchocyon udzungwensis, Sengi au Njule wa Udzungwa (Grey-faced Elephant Shrew au ... Hii inafanana kidogo na mwiro wa tembo na ni chimbuko cha jina lao la Kiingereza "elephant shrew". Miguu yao ni mirefu kwa ...
eds.). The World of Elephants (La Terra degli Elefanti) - Proceedings of the 1st International Congress (Atti del 1 Congrsso ... Small-eared shrews (Cryptotis) - only present in NW South America: Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru ... and two elephants (considering the African forest elephant as a separate species). ... eds.). The World of Elephants - Proceedings of the 1st International Congress, Rome October 16-20, 2001. Rome: Consiglio ...
Superorder Anagalida: lagomorphs, yatot, ngan elephant shrew. *Superorder Ferae: carnivora, pangolin, †creodont, ngan mga ...
... a short-eared elephant shrew, brush-tailed bettongs, striped skunks, La Plata three-banded armadillos, screaming hairy ... Elephant Trails, opened in 2013, provides a new home for the zoo's Asian elephants. Kids' Farm exhibit, opened in 2004, was ... It is designed to help scientists care for elephants in zoos and save them in the wild. The Elephant House was closed to the ... In spring 2008, the National Zoo began construction on Elephant Trails, a new home for its Asian elephants. The first part of ...
The recently discovered Lisowicia bojani was the size of an elephant. The cynodont group Probainognathia, which includes ... The remaining Mesozoic synapsids were small, ranging from the size of a shrew to the badger-like mammal Repenomamus. ...
Magnorder Afrotheria (elephant shrews, tenrecs, golden moles, hyraxes, elephants, and manatees) *Superorder Afroinsectiphilia * ... In Africa, the Afrotheria underwent a major adaptive radiation, which led to elephants, elephant shrews, tenrecs, golden moles ... Superorder Laurasiatheria (hedgehogs, shrews, moles, whales, bats, dogs, cats, seals, and hoofed mammals) *Order Eulipotyphla ( ...
Macroscelidea (Elephant shrews). *Tubulidentata (Aardvark). *Hyracoidea (Hyraxes). *Proboscidea (Elephants). *Sirenia (Dugongs ... "Elephant Self-Awareness Mirrors Humans". Live Science. 30 October 2006. Retrieved 29 August 2015.. ...
Long-tailed shrew. *North American least shrew. *Skunk. *American hog-nosed skunk ... Northern elephant seal. *Northern flying squirrel. O. *Ogilvie Mountains collared lemming. *Virginia opossum ...
This system is less developed in Asian elephants than in African bush elephants; the former generally live in more mesic ... Water shrews'[9]. *Bats *Noctilionidae - bulldog bats, a family with only two species, both semiaquatic, one eating aquatic ... Elephants have a system of cracks in their skin which retains water and mud for purposes of thermoregulation and protection ... Lillywhite, H. B.; Stein, B. R. (1987). "Surface sculpturing and water retention of elephant skin". Journal of Zoology. 211 (4 ...
Elephant shrews mainly eat insects, spiders, centipedes, millipedes, and earthworms. An elephant shrew uses its nose to find ... "Elephant Shrew". African Wildlife Foundation. Retrieved 1 February 2010.. *. "Sengis (Elephant-Shrews)". California Academy of ... Elephant shrews, also called jumping shrews or sengis, are small insectivorous mammals native to Africa, belonging to the ... In the past, elephant shrews have been classified with the shrews and hedgehogs as part of the Insectivora; regarded as distant ...
Stuhlmanns elephant shrew (Rhynchocyon stuhlmanni) is a species of elephant shrew that lives in the forests and savannas of ... The elephant shrew is named after Franz Stuhlmann, a German zoologist, whose name is also found on a variety of other Central ... "New Species of Adorable Elephant Shrew Described". IFLScience. Retrieved 2020-11-27. v t e v t e. ...
The dusky-footed elephant shrew or dusky-footed sengi (Elephantulus fuscipes) is a species of elephant shrew in the family ...
Rhynchocyon cirnei (Checkered elephant shrew) is a species of mammal in the family elephant shrews. It is listed as near ... Life » … » Animals » … » Vertebrates » … » Synapsids » … » Cynodonts » Mammals » … » Elephant shrews » …. Life » Cellular » ... Checkered elephant shrew includes 6 children:. * Rhynchocyon cirnei ssp. hendersoni Thomas 1902 ...
... is being used in place of elephant-shrew by many biologists to try and disassociate the Macroscelidea from the true shrews ( ... A revision of the elephant-shrews, family Macroscelididae. Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History (Zoology) 16: 1- ... The soft-furred sengis or elephant-shrews include three genera: Petrodromus is monospecific, Macroscelides has three species, ...
Elephant shrews mainly eat insects, spiders, centipedes, millipedes, and earthworms. An elephant shrew uses its nose to find ... "Elephant Shrew". African Wildlife Foundation. Retrieved 1 February 2010.. *. "Sengis (Elephant-Shrews)". California Academy of ... Elephant shrews, also called jumping shrews or sengis, are small insectivorous mammals native to Africa, belonging to the ... In the past, elephant shrews have been classified with the shrews and hedgehogs as part of the Insectivora; regarded as distant ...
"Animals as small as shrews and as large as elephants are built out of the same building blocks of nerve and muscle," says Max ... mostly offset by movement times that also increase with size-relative delay is only twice as long in an elephant as in a shrew ... the fastest reflex involved in the locomotion of terrestrial mammals ranging in size from minuscule shrews to massive elephants ... Donelans lab has carried out previous locomotion studies involving elephants, giraffes and even kangaroos. A founder of Bionic ...
Digital Morphology account of the elephant shrew, Macroscelides proboscideus, featuring CT-generated animations of the whole ... All elephant shrews are endemic to Africa. The short-eared elephant shrew is native to Namibia, Cape Province of South Africa, ... the short-eared elephant shrew, is one of 15 extant species of the clade Macroscelidea. Elephant shrews are small mammals (head ... Macroscelides proboscideus, Short-eared Elephant Shrew Dr. Ted Macrini - St. Marys University ...
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Rufous elephant shrew. Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits. Maximum longevity. 7.9 years (captivity). Source. ref. 671. ...
We investigated the use of torpor in free-ranging elephant shrews from May 200 … ... rock elephant shrews, Elephantulus myurus, use daily torpor under both short and long photoperiod acclimation. However, use of ... We investigated the use of torpor in free-ranging elephant shrews from May 2001 to May 2002. The elephant shrews were capable ... Daily torpor in free-ranging rock elephant shrews, Elephantulus myurus: a year-long study Physiol Biochem Zool. Mar-Apr 2004;77 ...
Short-eared elephant shrew. Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits. Maximum longevity. 8.7 years (captivity). Source. ref. 671. ...
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VAL, Aurore et al. 3D techniques and fossil identification: an elephant shrew hemi-mandible from the Malapa site. S. Afr. j. ... positively identifying the specimen as an elephant shrew (Elephantulus sp.). This specimen is the first positively identified ...
Elephant shrews (Macroscelidea)[edit]. *The elephant shrews are named for their combination of long, trunk-like snouts and long ... This elephant shrew can range up to 0.75 kg (1.7 lb) and a length of 0.6 m (2.0 ft).[69][70] ... Tree shrews (Scandentia)[edit]. *The largest of the tree shrews seems to be the common treeshrew (Tupaia glis), at up to 187 g ... Photo: Largest Elephant Shrew Discovered in Africa Archived 2013-11-11 at the Wayback Machine. News.nationalgeographic.com ( ...
Elephant shrews are, oddly, related to actual elephants By Susan Milius. July 14, 2014. ... The skeletons were from both hero shrews and the goliath shrew (Crocidura goliath), which is similar in size to the hero shrew ... Compared with goliath shrews, hero shrews had more, and wider, vertebrae. Internally, the hero shrews vertebrae also featured ... Smith wants to search for similarities between the hero shrews backbone with those of more shrew species as well as ...
Long-Nosed, Short-Eared Shrew on Sand. Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 (more…) ...
Elephant Shrews. A page by Peter Woodall, an elephant shrew researcher at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. ... Elephant Shrews. California Academy of Sciences. *Golden-rumped elephant-shrew (Rhynchocyon chrysopygus). ARKive.org. Check out ... Elephant shrews, Sengis. Click on an image to view larger version & data in a new window ... Early Tertiary elephant-shrews from Egypt and the origin of the Macroscelidea. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ...
... elephant shrews share a relationship to other distant and distinct animals such as aardvarks, elephants and even manatees. ... Their common name suggests otherwise, but these odd-nosed animals are not related to shrews. Though their taxonomic ... Aardvarks are excellent diggers and, bizarrely enough, elephants are one of their closest living relatives (although the ...
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THE ELEPHANT SHREW. The name elephant shrew, is a common name for small insectivorous mamals of the order Macroscelididae, and ... Elephant shrews are closely related to moles (Afrosoricida), elephants and also hyraxes (Paenungulata).. These little critters ... The Elephant Shrew. RHINOCEROS BEATLE. Rhinoceros beatle is a general term commonly used for naming many species of beatles ... Elephant Shrews or Sengis: Small Animals with Long Noses. by Linda Crampton. 10 ...
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  • The common name "sengi" is being used in place of elephant-shrew by many biologists to try and disassociate the Macroscelidea from the true shrews (family Soricidae) in the order Soricomorpha. (iucnredlist.org)
  • Elephant shrews , also called jumping shrews or sengis , are small insectivorous mammals native to Africa , belonging to the family Macroscelididae , in the order Macroscelidea . (wikipedia.org)
  • Macroscelides proboscideus , the short-eared elephant shrew, is one of 15 extant species of the clade Macroscelidea. (digimorph.org)
  • The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) photographed the mystery animal and believe it may be a new species of giant sengi, otherwise known as an elephant-shrew (Macroscelidea). (phys.org)
  • 2003. The Sahara as a vicariant agent, and the role of Miocene climatic events, in the diversification of the mammalian order Macroscelidea (elephant shrews). (tolweb.org)
  • Comparative aspects of the metabolism and thermal biology of elephant-shrews (Macroscelidea). (tolweb.org)
  • 2002. A bibliography of elephant-shrews or sengis (Macroscelidea). (tolweb.org)
  • 1991. Early Tertiary elephant-shrews from Egypt and the origin of the Macroscelidea. (tolweb.org)
  • 2001. A new genus of Macroscelidea (Mammalia) from the Eocene of Algeria: A possible origin for elephant-shrews. (tolweb.org)
  • The small family of elephant shrews or sengis (order Macroscelidea) represents a monophyletic radiation endemic to Africa and which was long placed within the polyphyletic group ' Insectivora ' (Rathbun & Rathbun, 2006). (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Phylogeny and Taxonomy of the Round-Eared Sengis or Elephant-Shrews, Genus Macroscelides (Mammalia, Afrotheria, Macroscelidea). (wikimedia.org)
  • The short-eared elephant shrew has an average size of 150 mm (5.9 in). (wikipedia.org)
  • The short-eared elephant shrew is mainly diurnal but sometimes crepuscular or nocturnal in activity, and it primarily feeds on insects along with roots, tender shoots, and berries (Nowak, 1991:184). (digimorph.org)
  • A short-eared elephant shrew was born May 8 at the Zoo's Small Mammal House. (si.edu)
  • The short-eared elephant shrew is the smallest of the 17 living species of elephant shrew, weighing between less than one-third of an ounce and 1.5 ounces at birth. (si.edu)
  • 1990. African Insectivora and Elephant-Shrews, an Action Plan for their Conservation. (tolweb.org)
  • 3, Apendice 1), en cuanto a su dieta insectivora de C. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • 1] Agrane, S., 2001--Insectivorie du herisson d'Algerie, Atelerix algirus (Lerebouillet, 1842) (Mammalia, Insectivora ) en Mitidja orientale (Alger) et pres du lac Ichkeul (Tunisie). (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Elephant shrews are small, quadrupedal, insectivorous mammals resembling rodents or opossums, with scaly tails, long snouts, and legs quite long for their size, which are used to move from one place to another like rabbits. (wikipedia.org)
  • Female elephant shrews undergo a menstrual cycle similar to that of human females and the species is one of the few nonprimate mammals to do so. (wikipedia.org)
  • Elephant shrews are small mammals (head and body length: 95-315 mm) characterized by long slender tails (length: 80-265 mm), long slender legs, and a long, narrow, semi-flexible snout from which the name derives (Nowak, 1991). (digimorph.org)
  • Since an animal's life can hinge on how quickly it can sense and respond to stimuli, the team set out to quantify the speed of the fastest reflex involved in the locomotion of terrestrial mammals ranging in size from minuscule shrews to massive elephants. (sfu.ca)
  • The largest of these insectivorous mammals is the giant otter shrew ( Potamogale velox ), native to Central Africa . (wikipedia.org)
  • These small insectivorous mammals, native to Africa, get their name from the resemblance between their long noses and that of the trunk of an elephant. (bestlifeonline.com)
  • Treeshrew (or tree shrew ) is the common name for any of the small, roughly squirrel -shaped mammals comprising the order Scandentia , characterized by generally long tail, five functional toes on the forefeet, complete auditory bullae, large eyes, pointed snout, and lacking the prominent vibrissae (whiskers) of squirrels. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • 1 Shrews, the tiniest mammals, have heart rates that can top 1,500 beats a minute. (jonbarron.org)
  • The insectivorous elephant shrew (a synapsid) resembles vaguely the earliest placental mammals. (tolweb.org)
  • These insect-eating mammals' name comes from their noses' resemblance to the trunk of an elephant. (si.edu)
  • Only a few mammals are venomous, including the duckbilled platypus (males only) , several species of shrews, and the Solenodon (a small insectivore). (enchantedlearning.com)
  • This charismatic group of mainly African mammals includes elephants, manatees, and elephant shrews. (brightsurf.com)
  • These organisms range from small insects like ants to birds and even mammals like rodents and elephant shrews. (naturalnews.com)
  • There are also five unique mammals-Kirk's colobus (monkey), two elephant shrews, duiker antelope, and squirrel. (nationsencyclopedia.com)
  • Golden moles, hedgehogs, and shrews ate Oligocene insects. (nps.gov)
  • The dusky-footed elephant shrew or dusky-footed sengi (Elephantulus fuscipes) is a species of elephant shrew in the family Macroscelididae. (wikipedia.org)
  • Under laboratory conditions, rock elephant shrews, Elephantulus myurus, use daily torpor under both short and long photoperiod acclimation. (nih.gov)
  • Diagnostic morphologies were evaluated on the rendering for comparison with extant comparative specimens, positively identifying the specimen as an elephant shrew ( Elephantulus sp. (scielo.org.za)
  • 1998. Morphological variability and species limits in elephant shrews (Elephantulus intufi and E. rupestris) from Namibia. (tolweb.org)
  • 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. (tolweb.org)
  • Rhynchocyon cirnei (Checkered elephant shrew) is a species of mammal in the family elephant shrews . (eol.org)
  • Stuhlmann's elephant shrew (Rhynchocyon stuhlmanni) is a species of elephant shrew that lives in the forests and savannas of Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • Formally known as Rhynchocyon udzungwensis , the giant elephant shrew made the news because it is fuzzy, photogenic, and new to science. (berkeley.edu)
  • The newly discovered Rhynchocyon udzungwensis (left) and this shrew (right) may resemble each other but are actually not that closely related. (berkeley.edu)
  • The Grey-Faced Sengi ( Rhynchocyon udzungwensis ) is a newly-discovered species of elephant shrew from Tanzania. (newscientist.com)
  • 2001). Within Afrotheria, elephant shrews form a clade with golden moles and tenrecs (Murphy et al. (digimorph.org)
  • Afrotheria are an excellent case to study evolutionary changes in size through time as they vary so much in body mass: from the five ton elephant to a few grams in some tenrecs. (brightsurf.com)
  • All sizes of animals, from rodents to the elephant-size Titanotheres, lived on the floodplains that covered the Badlands region during the Oligocene. (nps.gov)
  • Golden-rumped elephant shrews are small rodents with long, flexible snouts. (saczoo.org)
  • Four species of elephant shrews are listed as either endangered or vulnerable by IUCN, but M. proboscideus is not one of them. (digimorph.org)
  • There are currently only 17 species of elephant-shrew known to science, all endemic to Africa. (phys.org)
  • We will continue our work to document the forest's rich biodiversity and to determine if this is a new species of elephant-shrew. (phys.org)
  • Galen Rathbun from the California Academy of Sciences said: "Once DNA samples have been collected, we look forward to conducting the genetic analysis required to determine whether or not this is indeed a new species of elephant-shrew. (phys.org)
  • Put another way, elephant shrews are the smallest species of elephant in the animal kingdom. (bestlifeonline.com)
  • the Suisun Shrew is a rare mammal species that survives only in a narrow marshland at the northern extremity of San Francisco Bay ? (thefullwiki.org)
  • Elephant shrews were not closely related to shrews or to other mammal groups like rabbits, with which they had sometimes been lumped. (berkeley.edu)
  • The smallest mammal is the Etruscan (or pygmy) shrew Suncus etruscus with a body weight of 2 g, and the largest mammal and animal is the blue whale Balaenoptera musculus with a length of 33 m and a body weight up to 200 tons. (royalsocietypublishing.org)
  • Some of these lineages elephants, hyraxes, dugongs, and manatees later spread to other continents. (berkeley.edu)
  • High rates of evolution lead to the larger taxa, such as elephants, manatees, and hyraxes. (brightsurf.com)
  • A revision of the elephant-shrews, family Macroscelididae. (iucnredlist.org)
  • 1968. A revision of the elephant-shrews, Family Macroscelididae. (digimorph.org)
  • The fossil elephant-shrews (Family Macroscelididae). (tolweb.org)
  • However, phylogenetic analysis revealed that elephant shrews are not classified with true shrews, but are in fact more closely related to elephants than shrews. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although called treeshrews , scandents are not true shrews and not all species are necessarily arboreal. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Aardvarks are excellent diggers and, bizarrely enough, elephants are one of their closest living relatives (although the relationship is very distant). (treehugger.com)
  • Recent paleontological studies concur with molecular ones in evoking some affinities between paenungulates, aardvarks and elephant-shrews. (mendeley.com)
  • The tail of different species actually can range significantly in terms of amount of fur, and can either be fully-furred, slightly hairy (smoothtailed tree shrew) or completely naked (pentailed tree shrew). (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • There, it diversified into the wide variety of Afrotherian species we see today from elephants to the less familiar tenrecs and golden moles. (berkeley.edu)
  • Short-eared elephant shrews inhabit the dry steppes and stone deserts of southwestern Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • All elephant shrews are endemic to Africa. (digimorph.org)
  • The Eastern Rock Elephant Shrew is widely distributed in South Africa, occurring in the North West Province, Northern Province, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, the Free State , northern Eastern Cape Province and in the mountain regions of western KwaZulu-Natal and Lesotho. (krugerpark.co.za)
  • 1989. Biochemical systematics of elephant shrews from southern Africa. (tolweb.org)
  • Elephant shrews are tiny (10 - 30 cm or 5 to 15 inches long) insect eaters living in Africa. (blogspot.com)
  • The African Elephant ( Loxodonta africana ) occurs throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa. (newscientist.com)
  • In fact, some Laurasian taxa could be closely related to the earliest afrotherians (hyracoids, proboscideans and elephant-shrews) found in the early Eocene of North Africa. (mendeley.com)
  • Their traditional common English name "elephant shrew" comes from a perceived resemblance between their long noses and the trunk of an elephant , and their superficial similarity with shrews (family Soricidae) in the order Eulipotyphla . (wikipedia.org)
  • Elephant shrews were originally classified as shrews (Soricidae) because of a superficial resemblance. (berkeley.edu)
  • cytology from a giant elephant shrew with disseminated mycobacteriosis. (yale.edu)
  • We're part of an exclusive club that's limited to old world primates, elephant shrews, and fruit bats. (mentalfloss.com)
  • Paucituberculata is an order of New World marsupials , whose extant members comprise a single family, Caenolestinae , and are known as shrew opossums , rat opossums , or caenolestids . (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • 1997. Molecular evolution of mammalian aquaporin-2: Further evidence that elephant shrew and aardvark join the paenungulate clade. (tolweb.org)
  • Others like the elephant shrew, tenrec, and golden mole remained on their home continent. (berkeley.edu)
  • We investigated the use of torpor in free-ranging elephant shrews from May 2001 to May 2002. (nih.gov)
  • For example, a fossil elephant can help us understand evolutionary body mass change more accurately. (brightsurf.com)
  • 1997. Allozyme and isozyme variation in seven southern African elephant-shrew species. (tolweb.org)
  • However, while they do possess many qualities typical of shrews, a 1997 phylogenetic genetic analysis (a study of the evolutionary history of the animal) of the Elephant Shrew found that it was actually more similar to an elephant. (bestlifeonline.com)
  • Mammalian insectivores, such as shrews, may be particularly restricted in environments with low calcium. (mdpi.com)
  • We examined the consequences of calcium restriction on the least shrew ( Cryptotis parva ) in the laboratory. (mdpi.com)
  • Donelan's lab has carried out previous locomotion studies involving elephants, giraffes and even kangaroos. (sfu.ca)
  • The animals are more closely related to elephants than shrews, despite being relatively small creatures, and got their peculiar name because of their long, flexible, trunk-like nose. (phys.org)
  • Elephants and whales trump us. (newscientist.com)
  • Elephant tusks are not canines, as stated, but actually deciduous incisors (Tassy 1987), and baleen whales were said to use the low-frequency noises they create to detect distant fish shoals via echolocation. (scienceblogs.com)
  • The Eastern Rock Elephant Shrew is predominantly a diurnal species, occasionally crepuscular or even nocturnal during bright moonlit nights. (krugerpark.co.za)
  • A hero shrew ( Scutisorex ), like this one found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is tiny but mighty thanks to its uniquely strong backbone. (sciencenews.org)
  • Two hero shrew species ( Scutisorex ) can be found in the palm forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (sciencenews.org)
  • He named one species Siphopteron dumbo given its resemblance to the famed flying elephant. (labmanager.com)
  • There's also shaky evidence that dolphins, elephants and even magpies pass the test. (newscientist.com)
  • Elephants without tusks are a response to the selective pressure of poaching. (nautil.us)
  • I t takes a moment to register what's missing from the elephants of Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique: Many of the females don't have tusks. (nautil.us)
  • But these tusks also make elephants attractive targets to poachers looking to cash in on the black-market demand for ivory. (nautil.us)
  • While virtually no male elephants are tuskless (they need tusks to fight), about 2 percent of female elephants are naturally tuskless. (nautil.us)
  • Golden-rumped elephant shrews are classified as Endangered by the IUCN due to human activities, habitat loss and fragmentation. (saczoo.org)
  • The Rock Elephant Shrew feeds on small insects like ants and termites. (krugerpark.co.za)
  • Animals as small as shrews and as large as elephants are built out of the same building blocks of nerve and muscle," says Max Donelan, a professor of biomedical physiology and kinesiology (BPK) and director of SFU's Locomotion Lab. (sfu.ca)
  • They remained small and shrew -like throughout the era, but radiated rapidly after the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event 65 million years ago. (fact-index.com)
  • In external appearance and size, tree shrews resemble squirrels (order Rodentia, family Sciuridae), including a tail that is generally long and in many species heavily furred (Myers 2000). (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • This is the family of elephant-shrews (Macroscelidm). (google.com.ar)
  • They are the largest elephant shrew species and they root through leaf litter to find invertebrate prey like millipedes, worms and insects. (saczoo.org)