Solenodons

Solenodons

Order : Insectivora
Family : Solenodontidae

 

Animals in the family Solenodontidae

Cuban solenodon
Hispaniolan solenodon
Facts about the family Solenodontidae, the solenodons

Haitian Solenodon Skull(Female) Solenodon paradoxus Solenodons are small animals, about 12" long with a tail nearly as long again.

Solenodon cubanus Solenodons are small nocturnal insectivores.

Solenodons are chiefly nocturnal; they eat insects, lizards, frogs, and other small animals, as well as carrion.

Solenodons are primitive mammals of the family Solenodontidae in the order Insectivora.

SOLENODONTIDAE Solenodontidae is a family of mammals belonging to the order Insectivora.

Behavior Cuban solenodons are nocturnal (Vaughn et al. (Full text)

Reproduction Mating behavior in solenodons is unknown. (Full text)

The main prey of solenodons is animals (including insects), but they sometimes eat plant material as well. (Full text)

Adult Cuban solenodons are solitary, other than mothers with young. (Full text)

It is probable that this clade also includes the Chrysochloridae, while the position of the Solenodontidae is still unsettled due to lack of comprehensive data. (Full text)

Recent genetic testing does not completely resolve this issue, but rules out the possibility that the solenodons are related to African insectivores and makes a North American origin more likely. (Full text)

Solenodons are chiefly nocturnal; they eat insects, lizards, frogs, and other small animals, as well as carrion. (Full text)

One of the interesting things about shrews, hedgehogs, moles and solenodons is that they are insectivores (they eat mostly (Full text)

For animals with such habits there is no shortage of food but solenodons are be coming. (Full text)

One reason why it was so long before scientists got to know of solenodons is that they are nocturnal. (Full text)

Solenodons are chiefly nocturnal; they eat insects, lizards, frogs, and other small animals, as well as carrion. (Full text)

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