Scalopus Geoffroy 1803 (mole)

Mammalia - Theriamorpha - Talpidae

Synonyms: Hesperoscalops Hibbard 1941, Scalops Illinger 1811

Parent taxon: Scalopini according to G. F. Gunnell et al. 2008

See also Alroy 2002, Carroll 1988, Dalquest 1983, Gray 1825, Hay 1902, Hibbard 1941, Hutchison 1968, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Morgan 2022, Sherman 1952, Tedford et al. 1987, Van Valen 1967 and Yates and Schmidly 1975

Sister taxa: Leptoscaptor, Scalopoides, Scapanoscapter, Scapanulus, Scapanus, Yanshuella

Subtaxa: Hesperoscalops mcgrewi Hesperoscalops ruficervus Scalopus aquaticus Scalopus blancoensis Scalopus rexroadi Scalopus sewardensis

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Ecology: fossorial insectivore


• Quaternary of United States (50: Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia collections)

• Blancan of United States (23: Florida, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas)

• Hemphillian of United States (6: Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas)

Total: 79 collections each including a single occurrence

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