From the structure of the skull, it is thought probable that Abderites had an elongated snout, like that of many Insectivora.
The hyoid in most respects resembles that of the Insectivora.
In Insectivora the scaphoid and lunar are sometimes united, sometimes separate, and a separate centrale is usually present.
In Insectivora the characters of the auditory ossicles are very diverse.
The Insectivora are an order of mammals to which it is (to quote Professor Huxley) "exceedingly difficult to give a definition."
In the Insectivora a third trochanter is sometimes developed.
Insectivora such as moles, shrews and hedgehogs are the hosts of a great variety of species.
The carpus is stated to be strikingly like that of the Insectivora.
Teeth of this pattern are common, and occur in such ancient forms as Insectivora and Lemurs, besides numerous extinct groups.
The bones of the digits are more or less flat and rounded at the tips (differing in this respect from the Insectivora).