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Talpidae

(Family)

Overview

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A Family in the Kingdom Animalia.

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Taxonomy

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The Family Talpidae is a member of the Superfamily Talpoidea. Here is the complete "parentage" of Talpidae:

The Family Talpidae is further organized into finer groupings including:

Genera

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Archaeodesmana

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Asthenoscapter

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Condylura

The star-nosed mole (Condylura cristata) is a small mole found in wet low areas of eastern Canada and the north-eastern United States, with records extending along the Atlantic coast as far as extreme southeastern Georgia. It is the only member of the tribe Condylurini and the genus Condylura. [more]

Desmana

The Russian Desman (Desmana moschata) (Russian: ) is a small semi-aquatic mammal that inhabits the Volga, Don and Ural River basins in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. It constructs burrows into the banks of ponds and slow-moving streams, but prefers small, overgrown ponds with abundance of insects, crayfish and amphibians. The Russian Desman often lives in small (usually non-kin related) groups of 2 to 5 animals and appears to have a complex (but largely unstudied) communication and social system. [more]

Desmanella

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Desmanodon

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Domninoides

Dymecodon

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[1] [more]

Eotalpa

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Euroscaptor

Euroscaptor is a genus of in the Talpidae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Galemys

The Pyrenean Desman (Galemys pyrenaicus) is a small semi-aquatic mammal that lives in the Pyrenees to the Iberian peninsula. The Pyrenean Desman is in the monotypic genus Galemys. The Pyrenean Desman lives in mountain streams. [more]

Geotrypus

Hesperoscalops

Mogera

Mogera is a genus of in the Talpidae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Mygalea

Mygatalpa

Mystipterus

Myxomygale

Nesoscaptor

Mogera is a genus of in the Talpidae family. It contains the following species: [more]

Neurotrichus

Neurotrichus is a genus of shrew-like moles. It is classified, together with the fossil genus , in the tribe Neurotrichini of the subfamily Talpinae. The only living species is the American shrew-mole (N. gibbsii) of the northwestern United States and British Columbia. A fossil species, ?Neurotrichus columbianus from the Hemphillian of Oregon, was placed in the genus in 1968, but this animal is now thought to be more closely related to the Chinese fossil genus Yanshuella. Another fossil species, Neurotrichus polonicus from the Plio-Pleistocene of Poland, was assigned to Neurotrichus in 1980, and a second Polish Pliocene species, N. minor was added in 1993. Although it was proposed in 2004 to place these two species in Quyania, this has not been universally accepted. Because the name N. minor was preoccupied, it was replaced with Neurotrichus skoczeni in 2010. [more]

Parascalops

The Hairy-tailed Mole (Parascalops breweri), also known as Brewer's Mole, is a medium-sized North American mole. It is the only member of the genus Parascalops. [more]

Parascaptor

The White-tailed Mole (Parascaptor leucura) is a species of mammal in the Talpidae family. It is found in China, India, and Myanmar. [more]

Paratalpa

Proscapanus

Quadrodens

Scalopoides

Scalopus

The eastern mole or common mole (Scalopus aquaticus) is a medium-sized, overall grey North American mole and the only member of the genus Scalopus. Its large, hairless, spade shaped forefeet are adapted for digging. The species is native to Canada (Ontario), Mexico, and the eastern United States, and has the widest range of any North American mole. [more]

Scapanoscapter

Scapanulus

The Gansu mole (Scapanulus oweni) is a species of mammal in the family Talpidae endemic to China. It is the only species in the genus Scapanulus. The mole is the only member of a tribe of genera commonly known as "New World Moles", the Scalopini, not to actually live in North America. [more]

Scapanus

Scapanus is a of moles in the family Talpidae. They live in North America from west of the rockies south to Baja California del Norte, and north to British Columbia, wherever conditions permit a mole population; that is to say, apart from the most sandy, rocky, or developed places. As they are one genus, they are very closely related, but as species, they rarely if ever interbreed successfully. [more]

Scaptochirus

The Short-faced Mole (Scaptochirus moschatus) is a species of mammal in the Talpidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Scaptochirus.[] It is endemic to China. [more]

Scaptonyx

The Long-tailed Mole (Scaptonyx fusicaudus) is a species of mammal in the Talpidae family. It is the only species in the genus Scaptonyx.[] It is found in China, Vietnam and Myanmar. [more]

Storchia

Talpa

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Tenuibrachiatum

Uropsilus

The Uropsilinae are shrew-like members of the mole family endemic to the forested, high-alpine region bordering China, Myanmar, and Vietnam. They possess a long snout, a long slender tail, external ears, and small forefeet unspecialized for burrowing. Although they are similar to shrews in size, external appearance, and, presumably, ecological habits, they are nevertheless Talpids and considered True Moles. [more]

Urotrichus

The Japanese Shrew Mole or Himizu (???) (Urotrichus talpoides) is a species of mammal in the Talpidae family. It is endemic to Japan. It is one of three Urotrichini and it is the only species in the genus Urotrichus. [more]

At least 9 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Urotrichus.

More info about the Genus Urotrichus may be found here.

Footnotes

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  1. http://www.ubio.org/browser/details.php?namebankID=112681

Sources

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Last Revised: August 26, 2014
2014/08/26 04:14:53