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Glenn, C. R. 2006. "Earth's Endangered Creatures - Meladema spp. Facts" (Online).
Accessed 6/1/2023 at http://earthsendangered.com/profile.asp?sp=3960&ID=6.
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1. Solenodon The solenodon is a mammal found primarily in Cuba and Hispanola. The species was thought to be extinct until scientists found a few still alive in 2003. Solenodons only prefer to come out at night. They eat primarily insects and they are one of the few mammal species that are venomous, delivering a very powerful toxin. Symptoms of a solenodon bite are very similar to a snake bite, including swelling and severe pain, lasting several days.