Somali golden mole

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Somali golden mole
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C. tytonis
Binomial name
Calcochloris tytonis
(Simonetta, 1968)
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Somali golden mole range
Synonyms

Amblysomus tytonis
Chlorotalpa tytonis

The Somali golden mole (Calcochloris tytonis) is a golden mole endemic to Somalia. In 1964, Dr. Alberto Simonetta of the University of Florence discovered the mole's jaw and ear bone fragments in a barn owl pellet in Giohar, Somalia.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bronner, G. (2008). "Calcochloris tytonis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 29 December 2008.
  2. ^ Girling, Richard (2014). The Hunt for the Golden Mole: All Creatures Great and Small and Why They Matter. UK: Chatto & Windus. p. 86. ISBN 978-1-61902-450-2.