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marsupial mole

An Australian marsupial (Notoryctes typhlops); mole-like with pale yellow coat; eyes and ears hidden by fur; nose pad enlarged to cover front of head; large claws for digging; tail very short; female with pouch opening backwards; inhabits dry sandy areas; burrows collapse behind them as they dig. (Family: Notoryctidae.)

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