Eremitalpa granti (Broom, 1907), Cape Province, South Africa.
OTHER COMMON NAMES English: Desert golden mole.
Head and body length 3.0-3.3 oz (7.6-8.6 cm); weight 0.5-1.0 oz (16-32 g). Pale gray-yellow fur covers body and eyes; belly is more yellow.
Coastal dunes in Cape Province, Little Namaqualand in South Africa, and the Namib Desert.
Nocturnal. Burrows under sand just below the surface during the day.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Nocturnal forager in search of termites, ants and spiders. Also eats geckos, beetles, and legless lizards.
Digs deeper tunnels in which the female raises at least one young. Presumably polygynous.
Vulnerable according to IUCN criteria.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS None known. ♦
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