Robust golden mole

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Robust golden mole[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Afrosoricida
Family: Chrysochloridae
Genus: Amblysomus
Species: A. robustus
Binomial name
Amblysomus robustus
Bronner, 2000
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Robust golden mole range
Synonyms

Amblysomus hottentotus robustus

The robust golden mole (Amblysomus robustus) is a species of mammal in the Chrysochloridae family. It is endemic to South Africa. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, temperate shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, temperate grassland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, arable land, pastureland, plantations, rural gardens, urban areas, and introduced vegetation. It is threatened by habitat loss.[2]

References[edit]

  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. 80. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Bronner, G. (2008). Amblysomus robustus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 29 December 2008.