Cape golden mole

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Chrysochloris asiatica
Chrysochloris asiatica Cape golden mole adult IMG 7120.jpg
Cape golden mole adult, showing the digging claw, absence of external eye and a hint of the iridescence of the fur.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Afrosoricida
Family: Chrysochloridae
Genus: Chrysochloris
C. asiatica
Binomial name
Chrysochloris asiatica
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Cape golden mole range

The Cape golden mole (Chrysochloris asiatica) is a small, insectivorous mammal of the family Chrysochloridae, the golden moles. It is native to certain south western regions of South Africa.


  1. ^ Bronner, G. (2008). "Chrysochloris asiatica". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 29 December 2008.

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