Golden mole
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The ancient radiation of African mammals, the Afrotheria, includes seven groups with little superficial resemblance to each other: the elephants, sea cows, and hyraxes; the aardvark and sengis (or elephant-shrews), and the golden-moles and tenrecs. Although some biologists do not accept this arrangement, it is still a useful and efficient assemblage to focus specialist group conservation activities. The IUCN already has active groups that include elephants and sea cows, so when the Afrotheria Specialist Group was formed in 2001, it only included the remaining five "overlooked" groups of mammals.

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