Afrotheria

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de:Afrotheria Afrotheria are a clade of mammals that has been proposed based on DNA analysis. Afrotheria are believed to have originated in Africa at a time when the continent was isolated from other continents. Their only externally visible common characteristic is the movable snout, although there is no convincing evidence that this structure is in fact homologous across all members of this group. The clades contained in Afrotheria are:

Some Afrotherian clades are analogous to clades of mammals outside of Afrotheria; for example, Sirenia to whales, tenrecs to Insectivora, Paenungulata to other ungulates, aardvarks to anteaters.

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