Not all moles are created equal

Most people could probably identify the animals below:    Short stubby bodies, long powerful claws, regressed eyes, living underground: these are all moles. Aren't they? Counterintuitively, their DNA tells a different story. The mole at the top left is a true mole (Talpidae), a group of moles found in Eurasia and North America. Their DNA is not particularly similar to …

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