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  1. The cubansolenodon Benoît PLOUX - 2010

  2. Identification

  3. An EN species • 1970 : presumed extinct, because no collected since 1890 • 3 captured in 1974 and 1975 • Rare everywhere: predation by introduced predators (mangoose, cats) habitat loss

  4. An amazing animal Long snout ! • One of the scarce venomous mammal • Skin glands produce a goat-like smell

  5. Its poison

  6. Focus At the base of each of these incisors is a gland Lowerjaw Large groove on the lower incisor => lower jaw is used to inject venom into the prey

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