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Chrysochloris trevelyani
Common Name: Giant Golden Mole
Vendor: Gerrard & Sons , 1853 - 1962
Taxidermist: Gerrard & Sons , 1853 - 1962
Dimensions: Size when on display: 105 × 265 × 135mm (4 1/8 × 10 7/16 × 5 5/16in.)
Department: Natural History
Accession Number: A1930.6
This specimen of giant golden mole was purchased from the famous London taxidermists Gerrard & Sons in 1930 for £4.00. They are known to have acquired it from South Africa, but we have no details of exactly where or when. This species is now endangered. The specimen is a valuable record of genetic information for the species.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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