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Afrosoricida - Golden Moles, Tenrecs



 Kingdom: Animalia
 Phylum: Chordata
 Class: Mammalia
 Order: Afrosoricida

Golden MoleThere are about 54 species in this order.

Golden moles are found in Southern Africa. They are 3-7 inches long and have thick fur, small ears, short tails, and skin-covered eyes. They live underground and eat insects.

Tenrecs are found in Madagascar and western Africa. Tenrecs come in a variety of shapes. Some look like mice or shrews, others look like hedgehogs, and some even look like muskrats, otters, and opossums. They are found in a variety of habitats including deserts and forests. Most species eat insects and are nocturnal.



  Chrysochloridae (golden moles)

  Tenrecidae (tenrecs)