Notoryctes caurinus Thomas, 1920, Ninety Mile Beach, Wallal, Western Australia, Australia. Formerly part of N. typhlops, but separated in 1988.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Lesser marsupial mole; French: Taupe marsupiale; German: Kleiner Beutelmull; Spanish: Topo marsupial.
As for N. typhlops, but with smaller nose shield and claws and reduced lower teeth.
Northwestern Western Australia, in the vicinity of Eighty Mile Beach.
Lives alone; burrows in loose sand using swimming action, but creates no persistent burrow system, surfaces very occasionally.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Mostly insect larvae.
Nothing is known.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS None known. ♦
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