Rough-haired golden mole

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Rough-haired golden mole[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Afrosoricida
Family: Chrysochloridae
Genus: Chrysospalax
Species: C. villosus
Binomial name
Chrysospalax villosus
(A. Smith, 1833)

Chrysospalax villosus dobsoni
Chrysospalax villosus leschae
Chrysospalax villosus rufopallidus
Chrysospalax villosus rufus
Chyrsospalax villosus transvaalensis
Chrysospalax villosus villosus

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Rough-haired golden mole range

The rough-haired golden mole (Chrysospalax villosus) is a species of mammal in the Chrysochloridae family. It is endemic to South Africa. Its natural habitats are temperate shrubland, temperate grassland, arable land, pastureland, plantations, rural gardens, and urban areas. 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). Chrysospalax villosus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 29 December 2008.