Cuban solenodon

species of mammal
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The Cuban solenodon or almiqui (Solenodon cubanus) is a species of soricomorph that is endemic to Cuba. It belongs to the family Solenodontidae along with a similar species, the Hispaniolan Solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus). The solenodon is unusual among mammals in that its saliva is venomous. Since its discovery in 1861 by the German naturalist Wilhelm Peters.

Cuban solenodon
Dixi-Solenodon cubanus.png
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S. cubanus
Binomial name
Solenodon cubanus
Peters, 1861
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Cuban solenodon range