De Winton's golden mole

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De Winton's golden mole

Order : Insectivora
Family : Chrysochloridae
Species : Cryptochloris wintoni


The De winton's golden mole is listed as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the De Winton
A young / baby of a De Winton is called a 'pup'. A De Winton group is called a 'labour,company or movement'.
South Africa

Facts about the De Winton's golden mole

Two species, the Van Zyl's and De Winton's golden moles, are found only in sandy coastal areas used for large-scale diamond mining.

"Their habitats have been affected, for example diamond mining has impacted Port Nolloth on the sandy dunes of the coast where the De Winton's golden moles are from. (Full text)

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