golden mole

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Noun1.Golden mole - mole of southern Africa having iridescent guard hairs mixed with the underfurgolden mole - mole of southern Africa having iridescent guard hairs mixed with the underfur
mole - small velvety-furred burrowing mammal having small eyes and fossorial forefeet
Chrysochloris, genus Chrysochloris - type genus of the Chrysochloridae
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The other fossil, Docofossor brachydactylus, is the earliest-known subterranean mammaliaform, possessing multiple adaptations similar to African golden moles, such as shovel-like paws.
London, February 21 ( ANI ): Female Hottentot golden moles use the size of male golden moles' penises to gauge the attractiveness of their mate, scientists have discovered.
This superorder, made up of several African lineages, lumped tenrecs and golden moles with such groups as elephant shrews, aardvarks, hyraxes, elephants, and the slow, aquatic dugongs and manatees.
Other amazing sights included spider's webs that can trap a bat, "sand-swimming" golden moles and the pangolin, which eats stones to grind up the ants in its stomach (yum).
Washington, Jan 25 ( ANI ): Scientists have revealed that golden moles are the first known iridescent mammals.
They have more in common genetically with a group of African mammals that includes elephants, aardvarks, and golden moles.