Somali golden mole

Somali golden mole
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Afrosoricida
Family: Chrysochloridae
Genus: Calcochloris
Species: C. tytonis
Binomial name
Calcochloris tytonis
(Simonetta, 1968)
Somali golden mole range

Amblysomus tytonis
Chlorotalpa tytonis

The Somali golden mole (Calcochloris tytonis) is a golden mole endemic to Somalia. This mole is known only from a fragment of jaw bone and ear bones discovered by Dr. Alberto Simonetta of the University of Florence in a barn owl pellet in Giohar, Somalia in 1964.[2]


  1. Bronner, G. (2008). "Calcochloris tytonis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 29 December 2008.
  2. Girling, Richard (2014). The Hunt for the Golden Mole: All Creatures Great and Small and Why They Matter. UK: Chatto & Windus. p. 86. ISBN 978-1-61902-450-2.

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