†family Louisinidae Hooker and Russell 2012 (elephant shrew)

Mammalia - Macroscelidea - Louisinidae

Full reference: J. J. Hooker and D. E. Russell. 2012. Early Palaeogene Louisinidae (Macroscelidea, Mammalia), their relationships and north European diversity. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 164:856-936

Parent taxon: Macroscelidea according to J. J. Hooker and D. E. Russell 2012

Sister taxa: Adapisoricidae, Adunator, Amphilemuridae, Apheliscidae, Litocherus, Macroscelididae

Subtaxa: Berrulestes Cingulodon Dipavali Gigarton Louisina Monshyus Prolouisina Thryptodon Walbeckodon

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Ecology: ground dwelling insectivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Belgium (1 collection)

• Paleocene of Belgium (2), France (8), Germany (1)

Total: 12 collections including 45 occurrences

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