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Orycteropus afer stuffed.jpg
Orycteropus afer - Aardvark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Superorder: Afrotheria
Order: Tubulidentata
Family: Orycteropodidae
Genus: Orycteropus
G. Cuvier, 1798

Orycteropus is a genus of mammals in the family Orycteropodidae within Tubulidentata.[1]

The only living species within Tubulidentata is the aardvark (Orycteropus afer).



  1. ^ Schlitter, D. A. (2005). "Order Tubulidentata". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 86. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ "A new species of Orycteropodidae (Mammalia, Tubulidentata) in the Mio-Pliocene of northern Chad ". doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2004.00143.x

Further reading[edit]

  • "A sub-complete fossil aardvark (Mammalia, Tubulidentata) from the Upper Miocene of Chad". doi:10.1016/j.crpv.2005.12.016
  • MacInnes D. G. (1956). Fossil Tubulidentata from East Africa. British Museum (Natural History), London. Fossil mammals of Africa series; no. 10. 46 pp.