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SPECIES Cryptochloris zyli

Author:Shortridge and Carter, 1938.
Citation:Ann. S. Afr. Mus., 32: 284.
Common Name:Van Zylís Golden Mole
Type Locality:South Africa, Western Cape Prov., Compagnies Drift, 16 km inland from Lamberts Bay.
Distribution:Known only from the type locality.
Status:IUCN Ė Critically Endangered.
Comments:Considered a subspecies of wintoni by Ellerman et al. (1953); however, Meester et al. (1986:18) and Helgen and Wilson (2001) argued for specific status.
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