Fynbos golden mole

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Fynbos golden mole[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Afrosoricida
Family: Chrysochloridae
Genus: Amblysomus
A. corriae
Binomial name
Amblysomus corriae
Thomas, 1905

Amblysomus corriae corriae
Amblysomus corriae devilliersi

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Fynbos golden mole range
  • Amblysomus hottentotus devilliersi
  • Amblysomus iris corriae

The fynbos golden mole (Amblysomus corriae) is a species of mammal in the golden mole family, Chrysochloridae. It is endemic to South Africa.

Its natural habitats are fynbos Mediterranean shrubland vegetation, temperate forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, moist savanna, temperate shrubland, temperate grassland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, sandy shores, arable land, pastureland, plantations, rural gardens, urban areas, and introduced vegetation.

It is threatened by habitat loss.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bronner, G.N.; Jenkins, P.D. (2005). "Order Afrosoricida". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 80. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ a b Bronner, G. (2008). "Amblysomus corriae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 21 September 2014.