order Insectivora


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Noun1.order Insectivora - shrews; moles; hedgehogs; tenrecs
animal order - the order of animals
Eutheria, subclass Eutheria - all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
Lipotyphla, suborder Lipotyphla - moles; hedgehogs; true shrews
Menotyphla, suborder Menotyphla - elephant shrews; tree shrews
insectivore - small insect-eating mainly nocturnal terrestrial or fossorial mammals
family Tenrecidae, Tenrecidae - tenrecs and extinct related forms
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(1977) Novel laboratory animal of the order Insectivora. Exp.
(#) Member of the order Insectivora, family Erinaceidae.
In contrast, the standard theory -- based mostly on wing similarities -- holds that microbats and megabats evolved from nocturnal mammals of the order Insectivora, and that most megabats later lost their echolocating abilities.