Notoryctidae (marsupial mole; order Marsupialia (or Syndactyliformes), superfamily Notoryctoidea) A monospecific family (Notoryctes typhlops) of small, burrowing marsupials in which the eyes are much reduced, there are no external ears, the cervical vertebrae are fused, and the strong fore limbs bear large, triangular claws on the third and fourth digits. The teeth are well separated, and often blunt. They are found in part of southern and north-western Australia.
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