Dead on trail ( I have carcass)
Found still alive by M. Manavella, at about 2030 m. Most of the land was covered with snow. The mole died a few hours after, and I took only the carrion (and two photos) and buried it.
Not long dead...just lying on the grass.
about 10 or so rummaging around tunnels next to the trail, 2 or 3 popped out onto the trail and returned. Believed to be masked based on size, proportion of tail, and abundance. seemed to be foraging socially
Assessed into the Angelo State Natural History Collection
The order Soricomorpha ("shrew-form") is a taxon within the class of mammals. In previous years it formed a significant group within the former order Insectivora. However, that order was shown to be polyphyletic and various new orders were split off from it, including Afrosoricida (tenrecs and golden moles), Macroscelidea (elephant shrews), and Erinaceomorpha (hedgehogs and gymnures), leaving just four families as shown here, leaving Insectivora empty and disbanded.