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Marley's golden mole

(Amblysomus marleyi)

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Description

Marley's golden mole (Amblysomus marleyi) is a species of burrowing mammal in the golden mole family,Chrysochloridae.It is found in South Africa and possibly Swaziland.It has been separated from Amblysomus hottentotus by Bronner (1995b,1996,2000).Its natural habitat is indigenous forests and moist grassland,and also gardens.It is classified as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.The main threats it faces are habitat degradation,either through overgrazing by cattle or the removal of vegetation for firewood,and urbanization.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Mammalia
Order:Afrosoricida
Family:Chrysochloridae
Genus:Amblysomus
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