Nesophontes

Nesophontes

Order : Insectivora
Family : Nesophontidae
Genus : Nesophontes

 

Facts about the genus Nesophontes, the nesophontes

html Some authorities, such as Yates (1984), also have placed the extinct West Indian genus Nesophontes in the Solenodontidae, but Nesophontes is regarded here as the only genus of a separate family, the Nesophontidae.

INSECTIVORA; SOLENODONTIDAE: Solenodons Some authorities, such as Yates (1984), also have placed the extinct West Indian genus Nesophontes in the Solenodontidae, but Nesophontes is regarded here as the only genus of a separate family, the Nesophontidae.

Nesophontes is equally peculiar, and while it has some affinities with the Soricoidea (moles and shrews), they are very distant. (Full text)

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