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marsupial mole

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Definition of marsupial mole in English:

noun

A mole-like burrowing Australian marsupial with yellow fur and a horny shield on the front of the head.
  • Notoryctes typhlops, the only member of the family Notoryctidae
Example sentences
  • Golden moles and marsupial moles use upwards thrusts of their heads in combination with their forelimbs to move the soil.
  • They range from small four-footed forms like the marsupial mole, Notoryctes, to the large two-legged kangaroos.
  • There have been no direct studies of hearing in golden moles or in the marsupial mole.

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