The golden moles belong to the same branch on the tree of life as the tenrecs, called Tenrecomorpha, which in turn stem from a main branch of placental mammals called the Afrosoricida.
Why is there a "The" before the second "golden moles" ?
The word "moles" has been written without the word "the" in the title. And as I understand, this is correct because "moles" are plural nouns used for a general idea. I think this have to be applied on the first sentence as well.
My guess is that the "the" has been added because the second golden moles refers to the title - but I am not sure.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mole_(animal) Thank you