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Eremitalpa granti (Grant's Golden Mole)

Wikipedia Abstract

Grant's golden mole (Eremitalpa granti) is a golden mole species. It is the only member of its genus.
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Adult Weight [1]  26.1 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Diet - Endothermic [2]  10 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  90 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Litter Size [3]  1
Maximum Longevity [3]  2 years
Nocturnal [4]  Yes
Snout to Vent Length [3]  3.15 inches (8 cm)


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Namib desert Namibia Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Succulent Karoo Namibia, South Africa Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve 934651 Western Cape, South Africa
Namib-Naukluft National Park II 12585619 Namibia  
Sperrgebiet National Park II 5389863 Namibia  


Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Succulent Karoo Namibia, South Africa No

Prey / Diet

Camponotus detritus (dune ant)[5]
Pachysoma denticolle (dung beetle)[5]
Psammotermes allocerus[6]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Meroles cuneirostris (Wedge-snouted Sand Lizard, Wedge-snouted Desert Lizard)1
Ptenopus kochi (Koch's Chirping Gecko)1


Bubo africanus (Spotted Eagle-Owl)[5]
Tyto alba (Barn Owl)[6]

Range Map

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Felisa A. Smith, S. Kathleen Lyons, S. K. Morgan Ernest, Kate E. Jones, Dawn M. Kaufman, Tamar Dayan, Pablo A. Marquet, James H. Brown, and John P. Haskell. 2003. Body mass of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84:3403
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
4Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
5The Namib: Detritus and Fog Dependence Scott Christy March 1st, 2006
6Eremitalpa granti, Michael R. Perrin and Laura J. Fielden, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 629, pp. 1-4 (1999)
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0