An order of mammals that comprises only the aardvark.
- This group includes modern Proboscidea, Sirenia (dugongs and manatees), Hyracoidea, Afrosoricida (tenrecs and golden moles), Tubulidentata, and Macroscelidea (elephant shrews).
- The orders Hyracoidea, Macroscelides, Sirenia, Proboscidea, and Tubulidentata were grouped into a single clade called Afrotheria.
- Among the remaining orders, rate differences were mostly not significant; only Chiroptera evolved faster than Artiodactyla and Tubulidentata, whereas Cetacea evolved faster than Artiodactyla.
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