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morphology of a mole click to hear : morphology of a mole

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snout click to hear : snout

Elongated front portion of the head covered with many sensory hairs, which have a highly developed tactile and olfactory function.

claw click to hear : claw

Somewhat curved, sharp pointy structure at the terminal end of the digits for digging in the earth.

palm click to hear : palm

Portion of the hand facing outward to make digging easier and to push the earth aside more efficiently.

forelimb click to hear : forelimb

Wide powerful articulated limb ending in a scoop-shaped paw allowing the mole to dig in the earth.

hind limb click to hear : hind limb

Articulated limb with sharp claws that supports the mole while it digs in the earth.

tail click to hear : tail

Terminal appendage of the body having tactile hairs that detect obstacles.

fur click to hear : fur

Hair covering the body, mainly for maintaining internal body temperature and providing protection from insect bites.

eye click to hear : eye

Organ of sight covered with hairs that can perceive variations in light intensity; some moles are almost blind.