Spalax Güldenstadt 1770 (blind mole)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Muridae

Synonym: Glis Erxleben 1777 [replaced name]

Parent taxon: Spalacinae according to S. J. Steppan et al. 2004

See also de Bruijn et al. 1970, Illiger 1811, International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature 1998 and McKenna and Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Debruijnia, Pliospalax, Vetusspalax

Subtaxa: Spalax microphthalmus Spalax sotirisi

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Type: Spalax microphthalmus

Ecology: fossorial herbivore-insectivore


• Quaternary of Greece (6 collections), Hungary (11), Israel (6), Romania (10), Turkey (2), Ukraine (3)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Hungary (1)

• Pliocene of the Russian Federation (1), Ukraine (1)

• MN 13 of Greece (1)

Total: 42 collections including 43 occurrences

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