marsupial mole


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marsupial mole

n
(Animals) any molelike marsupial of the family Notoryctidae
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Noun1.marsupial mole - small burrowing Australian marsupial that resembles a molemarsupial mole - small burrowing Australian marsupial that resembles a mole
marsupial, pouched mammal - mammals of which the females have a pouch (the marsupium) containing the teats where the young are fed and carried
genus Notoryctus, Notoryctus - type genus of the family Notoryctidae: comprising solely the marsupial mole
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Meng and Fox (1995, p.61) also stated based on literature review (e.g., Gray, 1907) that "in living therians, only the marsupial mole, the hedgehog, and the sea-cow posses a cochlea with as few as one and a half turns." To this list we would add Vombatus ursinus, which also exhibits less than 1.5 complete turns of the cochlea.