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or·der in·sec·tivo·ra

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  1. Insectivora, order Insectivoranoun

    shrews; moles; hedgehogs; tenrecs


  1. order insectivora

    The order Insectivora (from Latin insectum "insect" and vorare "to eat") is a now-abandoned biological grouping within the class of mammals. Some species have now been moved out, leaving the remaining ones in the order Eulipotyphla, within the larger clade Laurasiatheria, which makes up one of the most basic clades of placental mammals.


  1. order insectivora

    Order Insectivora is a category in the animal classification system which was traditionally used to group together various mammals characterized by their habit of eating insects. This order included diverse species like moles, shrews, and hedgehogs. However, this classification is no longer widely used because it has been found that these animals are not closely related or similar enough to be in one group. They are now typically classified in other orders such as Eulipotyphla, Afrosoricida, and Macroscelidea.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of order insectivora in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of order insectivora in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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