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In·sec·tiv·o·ra

(in'sek-tiv'ō-ră),
An order of small, plantigrade, placental mammals that are extremely active and often highly predaceous; they feed mostly on insects and small rodents, although the jes or potomogale of Africa feeds on fish. Eight living families include the solenodons of Cuba and Haiti, tenrecs of Madagascar, hedgehog of Europe and Asia, and shrews and moles of the U.S., Africa, and Asia.
[insect + L. voro, to devour]
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Insectivora

(ĭn″sĕk-tĭv′ō-ră) [″ + vorare, to devour]
An order of small mammals, including moles and shrews.
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Estudios filogeneticos-moleculares relacionados a la diversificacion de los habitos dietarios de Phyllostomidae, senalan que la insectivoria en dicha familia es un habito primitivo compartido con familias que tienen insectivoria estricta, como Vespertilionidae (Ferrarezzi & Gimenez 1996, Baker et al.
Ecologia y comportamiento.--Especie de habitos mayormente nocturnos y de alimentacion omnivora, con tendencia a la insectivoria (Contreras, 1979; Giannoni et al., 2005).
El habito trofico dominante fue la omnivoria con tendencia a la insectivoria (A.