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Golden Moles

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Classification after Nowak 1999.
Containing group: Insectivora

Other Names for Chrysochloridae


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Scientific Name Eremitalpa granti
Location Namibia
Comments Grant's desert golden mole
Creator H. Vannoy Davis
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Collection CalPhotos
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