Desmana Guldenstaedt 1777 (Russian desman)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Talpidae

Synonyms: Caprios Wagler 1830, Desmagale Kretzoi 1953, Desman Lacepede 1799, Desmanus Rafinesque 1815, Mygale Cuvier 1800, Myogale Brandt 1836, Myogalea Fischer 1829, Palaeospalax Owen 1846

Parent taxon: Talpidae according to B. Kurten 1968

See also Carroll 1988, Gray 1825, Rümke 1985 and Van Valen 1967

Sister taxa: Achlyoscapter, Anomodon, Asthenoscapter, Chrysochlorina, Condylura, Desmaninae, Desmanodon, Eotalpa, Galeospalax, Hesperoscalops, Hugueneya, Hyporyssus, Lemoynea, Mogera, Mongolopala, Mystipterus, Neurotrichus, Oreotalpa, Parascalops, Proscalopinae, Quadrodens, Scalopus, Scapanoscapter, Scapanus, Scaptochirus, Scaptogale, Soricina, Suleimaninae, Talpa, Talpina, Talpinae, Tegulariscaptor, Tenrecina, Tupaina, Uropsilinae

Subtaxa: Desmana inflata Desmana kowalskae Desmana moschata Desmana nehringi Desmana pyrenaica Desmana thermalis Desmana verestchagini Mygale arvernensis

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Ecology: amphibious insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Austria (1 collection), the Czech Republic (1), Germany (8), Hungary (5), the Netherlands (3), Poland (1), Romania (7), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (1), Ukraine (2), the United Kingdom (1)

• Pliocene of China (1), Greece (4), Hungary (7), Poland (3), Romania (4), the Russian Federation (2), Slovakia (1), Spain (5)

• Miocene of Austria (1)

Total: 59 collections including 61 occurrences

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