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Cuban Solenodon
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S. cubanus
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Solenodon cubanus
Peters, 1861
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Cuban Solenodon range

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.

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