Sunday, January 3, 2010

MFS - Strange But True - Creatures / Animals 11

Updated on MFS - Strange But True - Creatures / Animals 11.The star-nosed mole (Condylura cristata) is a little North American mole found in wet low areas of eastern Canada and the north-eastern United States, with records extending along the Atlantic coast as far as extreme southeastern Georgia. It is the only member of the tribe Condylurini and the genus Condylura.
Star-nosed moles are easily identified by the eleven pairs of pink fleshy appendages ringing their snout which are used as a touch organ with more than 25,000 minute sensory receptors, known as Eimer’s organs, with which this hamster-sized mole feels its way around.Read more about this animal on MFS,with 2 videoclips.

1 comment:

Related Posts with Thumbnails