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SPECIES Chrysospalax villosus

Author:A. Smith, 1833.
Citation:S. Afr. Quart. J., 2: 81.
Common Name:Rough-haired Golden Mole
Type Locality:"Towards Natal", near Durban, South Africa; see Roberts (1951:121).
Distribution:Eastern Cape Prov., KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and S Mpumalanga (South Africa).
Status:IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:Validity of subspecies unclear, treatment here follows Meester et al. (1986:16)
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SUBSPECIES villosus

SUBSPECIES dobsoni

SUBSPECIES leschae

SUBSPECIES rufopallidus

SUBSPECIES rufus

SUBSPECIES transvaalensis

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