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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Cohort: Placentalia
Ordo: Soricomorpha
Familiae (3 + 4†): Solenodontidae - Soricidae - Talpidae - †Nesophontidae - †Nyctitheriidae - †Palaeoryctidae - †Plesiosoricidae


Kinsella, J.M.; Tkach, V.V. 2009: Checklist of helminth parasites of Soricomorpha (=Insectivora) of North America north of Mexico. Zootaxa 1969: 36–58. Abstract & excerpt Reference page.
Lopatin, A.V. 2006: Early Paleogene insectivore mammals of Asia and establishment of the major groups of Insectivora. Paleontological journal, 40(supplement 3): S205-S405.
Soricomorpha in Mammal Species of the World.
Wilson, Don E. & Reeder, DeeAnn M. (Editors) 2005. Mammal Species of the World – A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Third edition. ISBN 0-8018-8221-4.

Soricomorpha (from Greek "shrew-form") is a formerly used taxon within the class of mammals. In the past it formed a significant group within the former order Insectivora. However, Insectivora was shown to be polyphyletic and various new orders were split off from it, including Afrosoricida (tenrecs, golden moles, otter shrews), Macroscelidea (elephant shrews), and Erinaceomorpha (hedgehogs and gymnures), with the four remaining extant and recent families of Soricomorpha shown here then being treated as a separate order. Insectivora was left empty and disbanded.[1]

Subsequently, Soricomorpha itself was shown to be paraphyletic, because Soricidae shared a more recent common ancestor with Erinaceidae than with other soricomorphs.[3] The combination of Soricomorpha and Erinaceidae, referred to as order Eulipotyphla, has been shown to be monophyletic.[4]

Living members of the group range in size from the Etruscan shrew, at about 3.5 cm and 2 grams, to the Cuban solenodon, at about 32 cm and 1 kg.

Family Soricidae (shrews)
Subfamily Crocidurinae: (white-toothed shrews)
Subfamily Soricinae: (red-toothed shrews)
Subfamily Myosoricinae: (African white-toothed shrews)
Family Talpidae: (moles and close relatives)
Subfamily Scalopinae (New World moles and close relatives)
Subfamily Talpinae (Old World moles and close relatives)
Subfamily Uropsilinae (Chinese shrew-like moles)
Family Solenodontidae: solenodons (rare primitive eulipotyphlans of the Caribbean; two extant species)
Family † Nesophontidae: West Indian shrews (recently extinct eulipotyphlans of the Caribbean)
Family † Heterosoricidae
genus †Atasorex
genus †Dinosorex
genus †Domnina
genus †Gobisorex
genus †Heterosorex
genus †Ingentisorex
genus †Lusorex
genus †Paradomnina
genus †Quercysorex
Family † Nyctitheriidae


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A. L. Roca; G. K. Bar-Gal; E. Eizirik; K. M. Helgen; R. Maria; M. S. Springer; S. J. O'Brien & W. J. Murphy (2004). "Mesozoic origin for West Indian insectivores". Nature. 429 (6992): 649–651. Bibcode:2004Natur.429..649R. doi:10.1038/nature02597. PMID 15190349.
Robin M. D. Beck; Olaf R. P. Bininda-Emonds; Marcel Cardillo; Fu-Guo Robert Liu & Andy Purvis (2006). "A higher level MRP supertree of placental mammals". BMC Evolutionary Biology. 6: 93. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-6-93. PMC 1654192. PMID 17101039.

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