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Juliana's golden-mole

(Neamblysomus julianae)

Description

Juliana’s golden mole (Neamblysomus julianae) is a golden mole endemic to South Africa.It is listed as an endangered species due to habitat loss and a restricted range.Golden moles are an ancient group of mammals that live mostly below ground.The eponymous Juliana is Juliana Meester,the wife of the South African zoologist who named this species.They have shiny coats of dense fur and a streamlined,formless appearance.They have no visible eyes or ears;in fact,they are blind - the small eyes are covered with hairy skin.The ears are small and are hidden in the animal's fur.Juliana's golden mole weighs 21–75 g (0.74–2.65 oz).

Taxonomic tree:

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