Biology:Yellow golden mole

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Short description: Species of mammal

Yellow golden mole[1]
Calcochloris obtusirostris Peters 1852.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Afrosoricida
Family: Chrysochloridae
Genus: Calcochloris
C. obtusirostris
Binomial name
Calcochloris obtusirostris
(Peters, 1851)
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Yellow golden mole range

Calcochloris antedates
Chrysotricha obtusirostris
Huetia obtusirostris

The yellow golden mole (Calcochloris obtusirostris) is a species of mammal in the family Chrysochloridae. It is found in Mozambique , South Africa (KwaZulu-natal and the Limpopo), and Zimbabwe. The yellow golden mole's natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry and moist lowland forests, savanna, arable land, pasture, plantations, and rural gardens.

C. o. chrysillus occurs in coastal forests, savannas and northern KwaZulu-natal. All species of Calcochloris live close to human settlements and thrive in urban gardens and rural places. [2]

Yellow golden moles are likely to dig at the base of trees and create underground "nest" in which they forage for food. Its diet mainly consists of insecta, small lizards, flies, and other tiny animals found underground.[3]

Conservation status

This species has been classified as NT(Near Threatened) but the population trend is unknown.[4]


Wikidata ☰ Q1768768 entry