De Winton's golden mole

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De Winton's golden mole[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Afrosoricida
Family: Chrysochloridae
Genus: Cryptochloris
Species: C. wintoni
Binomial name
Cryptochloris wintoni
(Broom, 1907)
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De Winton's golden mole range

Cryptochloris zyli wintoni

De Winton's golden mole (Cryptochloris wintoni) is a species of mammal in the Chrysochloridae family. It is endemic to South Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, and sandy shores. It is threatened by habitat loss.[2]


  1. ^ Bronner, G. N.; Jenkins, P. D. (2005). "Order Afrosoricida". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 79. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Bronner, G. (2008). Cryptochloris wintoni. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 29 December 2008.