Notoryctemorphia Marsupial moles

(Notoryctidae)

Class Mammalia Order Notoryctemorphia Family Notoryctidae Number of families 1

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Long, flexible body like a flattened cylinder a with short tail and very short stout legs; front feet bear two large spade-like claws; fur is silky and pale blond, nose has flat, callused shield and there are no visible eyes or ears; females have two teats within a backward opening pouch

Size

3.5-7 in (9-18 cm); tail about 1 in (2.5 cm); weight 1.2-2.5 oz (35-70 g)

Number of genera, species

1 genus; 2 species

Habitat

Hot arid sandy desert

Conservation status

Endangered: 2 species

Distribution

Western and central Western Australia

Distribution

Western and central Western Australia

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