Chrysochloris bronneri Asher and Avery 2010 (Cape golden mole)

Mammalia - Tribosphenida - Chrysochloridae

Full reference: R. J. Asher and D. M. Avery. 2010. New Golden Moles (Afrotheria, Chrysochloridae) from the Early Pliocene of South Africa. Palaeontologia Electronica (13.1.3A)1-12

Belongs to Chrysochloris according to R. J. Asher and D. M. Avery 2010

Sister taxa: Chrysochloris arenosa, Chrysochloris asiatica

Type specimen: SAM-PQL 28291, a mandible (eft dentary with i2-3, c, p2-m2 ). Its type locality is Langebaanweg unspecified Pliocene quarries, which is in a Pliocene terrestrial horizon in South Africa.

Ecology: fossorial insectivore-carnivore

Distribution: found only at Langebaanweg unspecified Pliocene quarries

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