Scalopus Geoffroy 1803 (mole)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Talpidae

Synonym: Scalops Illinger 1811

Parent taxon: Talpidae according to T. L. Yates and D. J. Schmidly 1975

See also Alroy 2002, Carroll 1988, Gray 1825, Hay 1902, Hutchison 1968, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Sherman 1952 and Van Valen 1967

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

Subtaxa: Scalopus aquaticus

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Ecology: fossorial insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (47: Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia collections)

• Blancan of United States (8: Florida, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas)

Total: 55 collections each including a single occurrence

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