A separate family, Notoryctidae, is represented by the marsupial mole (Notoryctes typhlops), of the deserts of south Central Australia, a silky, golden-haired, burrowing creature, with a curious leathery muzzle, and a short, naked stumpy tail.
C. Stirling, "On Notoryctes typhlops," Proc. Zool.
MARSUPIAL MOLE (Notoryctes typhlops), the "Ur-quamata" of the natives, an aberrant polyprotodont from central South Australia, constituting a family (Notoryctidae).
The chief genus is Typhlops, FIG.
- Typhlops bothriorhynchus, from India, natural size.
Typhlops, not blind but weak-eyed.