Northern Marsupial Mole

Northern Marsupial Mole
Northern Marsupial Mole[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Notoryctemorphia
Family: Notoryctidae
Genus: Notoryctes
Species: N. caurinus
Binomial name
Notoryctes caurinus
Thomas, 1920
Northern Marsupial Mole range

The Northern Marsupial Mole or Northwestern Marsupial Mole (Notoryctes caurinus) is a species of marsupial in the Notoryctidae family. It is endemic to Australia. Its natural habitat is hot deserts.[2] The Northern Marsupial Mole is yellow in color. Its diet consists of insect pupae and larvae. It lacks eyes and barely has ears.[3]


  1. ^ Groves, Colin P. (16 November 2005). "Order Notoryctemorphia (p. 22)". In Wilson, Don E., and Reeder, DeeAnn M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols. (2142 pp.). ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Benshemesh, J. & Burbidge, A. (2008). Notoryctes caurinus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 28 December 2008. Database entry includes justification for why this species is data deficient
  3. ^ Northern Marsupial Mole[1]