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Mole (animal)

Mole
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Insectivora
Family: Talpidae[?]
Genera
Uropsilus[?]
Desmana[?]
Galemys[?]
Talpa[?]
Mogera[?]
Parascaptor[?]
Scaptochirus[?]
Scaptonyx[?]
Scapanulus[?]
Urotrichus[?]
Neurotrichus[?]
Scalopus[?]
Parascalops[?]
Scapanus[?]
Condylura[?]
Ref: Johns Hopkins (http://www.press.jhu.edu/books/walker/insectivora.talpidae)
2002-08-02

A mole is a type of insectivore that lives under ground, burrowing holes. It feeds on small invertebrate animals living under ground. There are also similar-looking but herbivorous rodents called mole rats[?] that enjoy a similar life-style and are commonly called "moles".



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