Scapanus Pomel 1848 (mole)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Talpidae

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

See also Alroy 2002, Carroll 1988, Kurten and Anderson 1980 and Van Valen 1967

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

Subtaxa: Scapanus hagermanensis Scapanus latimanus Scapanus malatinus Scapanus orarius Scapanus proceridens Scapanus shultzi Scapanus townsendii

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Ecology: fossorial insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (14: California collections)

• Blancan of United States (13: California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington)

• Hemphillian of United States (11: California, Nevada, Oregon)

• Miocene of United States (9: California, Idaho, Oregon)

Total: 47 collections including 51 occurrences

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