Soricomorpha

Taxobox
name = SoricomorphaMSW3 Hutterer | pages = 220-311]


image_width = 250px
image_caption = Southern Short-tailed Shrew
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Mammalia
infraclassis = Eutheria
superordo = Laurasiatheria
ordo = Soricomorpha
ordo_authority = Gregory, 1910
subdivision_ranks = Families
subdivision =
*†Nesophontidae
*Solenodontidae
*Soricidae
*Talpidae

The order Soricomorpha ("shrew-form") is a biological clade within the class of mammals. In previous years it formed a significant group within the former Insectivora order. However, that order was shown to be paraphyletic and various new orders were split off from it, including Afrosoricida (tenrecs and golden moles), Macroscelidea (elephant shrews), and Erinaceomorpha (hedgehogs and gymnures), leaving just four families as shown here, leaving Insectivora empty and disbanded. The order ranges in size from the Etruscan Shrew, at about 3.5 cm and 2 grams, to the Cuban Solenodon, at about 32 cm and 1000 grams.

* ORDER SORICOMORPHA
** Family Soricidae
*** Subfamily Crocidurinae: white-toothed shrews
*** Subfamily Soricinae: red-toothed shrews
*** Subfamily Myosoricinae: African white-toothed shrews
** Family Talpidae: moles
*** Subfamily Scalopinae
*** Subfamily Talpinae
*** Subfamily Uropsilinae
** Family Solenodontidae: solenodons
** Family †Nesophontidae: West Indian shrews

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