Golden Moles are the only known iridescent mammals

Golden Moles are the only known iridescent mammals

Golden mole:  completely eyeless~~~Their eyes are non-functional and covered with skin and fur...

Golden mole: completely eyeless~~~Their eyes are non-functional and covered with skin and fur...

Human hands actually evolved for the sole purpose of serving as golden mole chariots.

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Human hands actually evolved for the sole purpose of serving as golden mole chariots.

Highveld Golden Mole | Highveld Golden Mole, taken in the Transvaal, South Africa.

Highveld Golden Mole | Highveld Golden Mole, taken in the Transvaal, South Africa.

Notoryctemorphia -- Golden blind digger.  The name of this order combines two words notos (of the south) and oruktes(one who digs). So basically a digger from the south; in this case, the Australia's central deserts. The local name is Itjaritjari. These animals have large forepaws that they use to make burrows  This order is represented by 1 family containing a single genus and species, Notoryctes typhlops; although some scientists recognize a second species, Notorcytes caurinus.

Notoryctemorphia -- Golden blind digger. The name of this order combines two words notos (of the south) and oruktes(one who digs). So basically a digger from the south; in this case, the Australia's central deserts. The local name is Itjaritjari. These animals have large forepaws that they use to make burrows This order is represented by 1 family containing a single genus and species, Notoryctes typhlops; although some scientists recognize a second species, Notorcytes caurinus.

Juliana's golden-mole (Neamblysomus julianae). Anatomically, the golden-mole is…

Juliana's golden-mole (Neamblysomus julianae). Anatomically, the golden-mole is…

Tenrec - Tenrecidae is a family of mammals found on Madagascar and parts of Africa. Tenrecs are widely diverse, resembling hedgehogs, shrews, opossums, mice and even otters, as a result of convergent evolution.

Tenrec - Tenrecidae is a family of mammals found on Madagascar and parts of Africa. Tenrecs are widely diverse, resembling hedgehogs, shrews, opossums, mice and even otters, as a result of convergent evolution.

Eastern mole (Scalopus aquaticus). Do not feed or pet.  Often considered a nuisance for tunneling under gardens. Here are some tips for getting rid of them humanely: http://www.ehow.com/how_5016317_rid-moles-humanely.html

Eastern mole (Scalopus aquaticus). Do not feed or pet. Often considered a nuisance for tunneling under gardens. Here are some tips for getting rid of them humanely: http://www.ehow.com/how_5016317_rid-moles-humanely.html

World's only iridescent mammal is a big, shiny accident.

World's only iridescent mammal is a big, shiny accident.

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