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The single existing specimen of the Ryukyu mole was captured in 1979, but it was not until 1991 that scientists described it and recognised…
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This exceptionally rare water-dwelling animal has a body modified for an aquatic life. While it is relatively large for a shrew, the body…
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This little-known, water-dwelling animal has a body modified for an aquatic life. While it is relatively large for a shrew, the body and…
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Named after the place of its home, the Pyrenean desman is a small aquatic insectivore closely related to moles, also known as the Iberian…
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