Talpa Linnaeus 1758 (mole)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Talpidae

Synonyms: Asioscalops Stroganov 1941, Eoscalops Stroganov 1941, Euroscaptor Miller 1940, Heterotalpa Peters 1863, Parascaptor Gill 1875, Talpops Gervais 1868

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

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

See also Carroll 1988, Gray 1825, Kurten 1968, Linnaeus 1758 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, Scapanus, Scaptochirus, Scaptogale, Soricina, Suleimaninae, Talpina, Talpinae, Tegulariscaptor, Tenrecina, Tupaina, Uropsilinae

Subtaxa: Talpa caeca Talpa episcopalis Talpa europaea Talpa fossilis Talpa gilothi Talpa gracilis Talpa minor Talpa minuta Talpa neagui Talpa praeglacialis Talpa romana Talpa tenuidentata Talpa tyrrhenica Talpa vallesensis

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Ecology: fossorial insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Austria (1 collection), Belgium (1), China (1), the Czech Republic (3), France (11), Germany (16), Greece (2), Hungary (21), Israel (1), Italy (28), Kazakhstan (1), Monaco (1), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Romania (9), Spain (7), the United Kingdom (4)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of France (1), Hungary (1), Italy (2)

• Pliocene of Austria (2), France (2), Hungary (7), Italy (3), Kazakhstan (1), Poland (2), Romania (4), the Russian Federation (2), Spain (3)

• Miocene of Austria (8), the Czech Republic (1), France (2), Germany (8), Greece (1), Hungary (1), Poland (1), Slovakia (2), Spain (2), Switzerland (1)

Total: 166 collections including 216 occurrences

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