Chrysochloris Lacépède 1799 (Cape golden mole)

Mammalia - Tribosphenida - Chrysochloridae

Synonyms: Aspalax Desmarest 1804, Chrysoris Rafinesque 1815, Ducantalpa Boitard 1842, Engyscopus Gistel 1848, Kilimatalpa Lundholm 1955

Parent taxon: Chrysochloridae according to C. Gilbert et al. 2006

See also Carroll 1988, Gray 1825 and Van Valen 1967

Sister taxa: Amblysomus, Carpitalpa, Chlorotalpa, Chrysochlorinae, Chrysospalax, Cryptochloris, Damarachloris, Diamantochloris, Eremitalpa, Namachloris, Neamblysomus, Proamblysomus, Prochrysochloris

Subtaxa: Chrysochloris arenosa Chrysochloris asiatica Chrysochloris bronneri

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Ecology: fossorial insectivore-carnivore


• Quaternary of South Africa (1 collection)

• Pliocene of South Africa (4)

• Miocene to Pliocene of South Africa (4)

Total: 9 collections including 10 occurrences

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