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Hæmoglobins of Two Elephant Shrews

Naturevolume 199pages918919 (1963) | Download Citation



THE Macroscelididae, elephant shrews of the order Insectivora, have been considered close relatives of some animals often classified as Primates—the Tupaiidae. Certain authors consider that the tupaiids and macroscelidids are very closely related1. It is generally conceded to-day that the Tupaiidae—the tree shrews of Malaysia—are Primates and that the Macroscelididae are not2. A recent author, nevertheless, still refers the tupaiids to the order Insectivora3. However the Tupaiidae are classified, it is clear that the Macroscelididae are Insectivora and that they may well represent a link between the two orders

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