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Arends's golden mole

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Afrosoricida
Scientific name  Carpitalpa arendsi
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Chrysochloridae
Higher classification  Carpitalpa
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Genus  Carpitalpa Lundholm, 1955
Similar  Chlorotalpa, Duthie's golden mole, Yellow golden mole, Chrysospalax, Fynbos golden mole

Arends's golden mole (Carpitalpa arendsi) is a species of mammal in the family Chrysochloridae. It is found in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, temperate grassland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, arable land, pastureland, plantations, rural gardens, urban areas, and introduced vegetation. It is threatened by habitat loss.

It is the only species in the genus Carpitalpa. It was elevated from the genus Chlorotalpa.

It was first described by Lundholm, who named it for Nicolas Arends, taxidermist at the Kaffrarian Museum (now the Amathole Museum, in King William's Town, South Africa) who captured the specimen.


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