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Hispaniolan Solenodon

Solenodon paradoxus

Description:

Solenodons are a family of extremely primitive mammals endemic to the Caribbean, only 2 species survive and the Hispaniolan species is considered Endangered. The Soledodon is one of the world's few venomous mammals. They are extremely shy and nocturnal and I believe this is the first image of this group of rare and little known mammals on Project Noah.

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28 Comments (1–25)

HaitiEcology
HaitiEcology 5 years ago

I teach ecology in Haiti and solenodons remain only in the remote rainforest reserves, so no one has seen one.

triggsturner
triggsturner 6 years ago

Wow! Thanks for sharing.

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Fantastic capture!

Nacho Garcia
Nacho Garcia 6 years ago

Fantasticas fotografias y hermoso animalito!

Felicidades!
Congrats Adam!!!!

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Congrats Adam, what a cool animal!

AdamRiley
AdamRiley 6 years ago

Its an honour to have this selected at SOTD, thank you!

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 6 years ago

Big Congrats!

Marek Koszorek
Marek Koszorek 6 years ago

Superb... :) congratulation :)

LiuJimFood
LiuJimFood 6 years ago

amazing!!

Bryan11
Bryan11 6 years ago

Great sighting and pic Adam! Is this a species of shrew?

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Wow!! Great... Congrats Adam on the SOTD....

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Such tiny eyes for a nocturnal. Congratulations on the SOTD.

Roy Arun
Roy Arun 6 years ago

nice catch....

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 6 years ago

Congratulations Adam!

Well deserved, Congratulations !

Yasser
Yasser 6 years ago

Adam, what an encounter! Thanks for sharing and congratulations on having this image selected as Spotting of the Day. I'm sure everyone in the PN community dreams of accompanying you on one of your adventures and until then, we'll keep following along through your photos. Amazing work!

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shebebusynow
shebebusynow 6 years ago

Was the photo taken with a motion-activated "wildlife cam"? For a nocturnal, I'd think that would be the only way you could photograph them. Very interesting!

Ingrid3
Ingrid3 6 years ago

This is spectacular! What a beautiful beastie!

Awesome capture Adam,great spotting,congrats and thanks for sharing

rams4d
rams4d 6 years ago

Congratulations !!!!

Awesome !

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 6 years ago

Crazy!

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 6 years ago

congrats adam, great spotting!

AdamRiley
AdamRiley 6 years ago

Thanks for the comments, Solenodons are really amazing creatures. Leuba - yes this is a wild animal.

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 6 years ago

Wow! Congratulations on an incredible spotting. Love the info and thank you for sharing :)

AdamRiley
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Pedernales, Pedernales, Dominican Republic

Spotted on Feb 10, 2015
Submitted on Feb 14, 2015

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