Prehistoric Models: Tubulidentata


Mammals are a class animals defined as warm-blooded vertebrates, distinguished by the possession of hair or fur, the secretion of milk by females for the nourishment of the young, and (typically) the birth of live young (with only two modern exceptions).

Kingdom: Animalia – Phylum: Chordata – Superclass: Tetrapoda – Class: Mammalia – Order: Tubulidentata


Early Miocene to Holocene


Genus and species: Orycteropus afer
Name meaning: “African ant bear”
Classification: Family: Orycteropodidae
Time: Early Pliocene to Holocene
Range: Africa
Diet: Insectivore

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