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SPECIES Amblysomus hottentotus

Author:A. Smith, 1829.
Citation:Zool. J., 4: 436.
Common Name:Hottentot Golden Mole
Type Locality:"Interior parts of South Africa", Grahamstown, Eastern Cape Prov., South Africa.
Distribution:Eastern Cape Prov., KwaZulu-Natal, NE Free State and Mpumalanga (South Africa); Lesotho; possibly Swaziland.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc) for A. hottentotus and A. iris.
Comments:Bronner (1995b, 1996, 2000) demonstrated the existence of three cryptic species (marleyi, septentrionalis and robustus) in this species, as traditionally constituted (Meester 1974).
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SUBSPECIES hottentotus

SUBSPECIES iris

SUBSPECIES longiceps

SUBSPECIES pondoliae

SUBSPECIES meesteri

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