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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Magnorder: Boreoeutheria
Superorder: Laurasiatheria
Order: Eulipotyphla
  • Erinaceomorpha

Eulipotyphla is an order of mammals suggested by molecular methods of phylogentic reconstruction, and includes members of the now-invalid order Insectivora except for those in the order Afrosoricida (tenrecs and golden moles), i.e. comprising the solenodons (family Solenodontidae); the order Eulipotyphla includes hedgehogs and gymnures (family Erinaceidae) as well as desmans, moles, and shrew moles (family Talpidae) and the true shrews (family Soricidae). True shrews and talpids form a monophyletic clade, sometimes referred to as an order, named Soricomorpha.[1]


  1. ^ Roca, Alfred L.; Kahila Bar-Gal, Gila; Eizirik, Eduardo; Helgen, Kristofer M.; Maria, Roberto; Springer, Mark S.; j. o'Brien, Stephen; Murphy, William J. (10 June 2004). "Mesozoic origin for West Indian insectivores". Nature 429 (6992): 649–651. Bibcode:2004Natur.429..649R. doi:10.1038/nature02597. PMID 15190349. Retrieved 21 March 2014.