elephant shrew

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elephant shrew

n
(Animals) any small active African mammal of the family Macroscelididae and order Macroscelidea, having an elongated nose, large ears, and long hind legs
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rufescens (Peters) (Macroscelididae) commonly occur in the drier parts of East Africa, with the former also extending across the Sahel to the Atlantic coast (Kingdon 1984a, b).
Geoffroy, 1818) Hyracoidea Procaviidae Heterohyrax brucei (Gray, 1868) Macroscelidea Macroscelididae Elephantulus cf.