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Afrotheria MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Afrotheria
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.150.900.649.313.250
Unique ID
D000091122
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000091122
Scope Note
A placental mammal superorder that contains ELEPHANTS; MANATEES; DUGONGS; SIRENIANS; HYRAXES; AARDVARKS; elephant shrews (Macroscelidea); TENRECS; Golden moles (Chrysochloridae). Largely classified based on DNA sequence afrotherian mammals are diverse in morphology but share some common anatomical features (e.g., appearance of four‐lobed ALLANTOIS and long and mobile snout).
Entry Term(s)
Afrotheres
Afrotherian Mammals
Chrysochloridae
Elephant Shrews
Golden Moles
Macroscelidea
Registry Number
txid311790
Related Numbers
txid28734
txid9389
Previous Indexing
Eutheria (1999-2021)
Public MeSH Note
2022
History Note
2022
Date Established
2022/01/01
Date of Entry
2021/07/09
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Afrotheria Preferred
Chrysochloridae Narrower
Macroscelidea Narrower
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