Subfamily Desmaninae Thomas 1912 (mole)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Talpidae

Synonym: Myogalina Mivart 1871

Parent taxon: Talpidae according to E. Martín-Suárez et al. 2001

See also Mors et al. 2000 and Van Valen 1967

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

Subtaxa: Archaeodesmana Gaillardia Galemys Geomana Mygalea Mygalinia Paratalpa Storchia

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Ecology: fossorial insectivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greece (1 collection), the Netherlands (2), Portugal (1), Spain (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Hungary (1)

• Pliocene of Austria (1), France (6), Greece (3), Poland (3), Romania (4), Spain (6), Turkey (1), Ukraine (1)

• MN 13 of Spain (1)

• Hemphillian of United States (2: Nebraska, Oregon)

• Miocene of Austria (8), the Czech Republic (1), France (2), Germany (13), Greece (1), Hungary (1), Slovakia (1), Spain (9), United States (1: New Mexico)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Germany (1)

• Oligocene of the Czech Republic (1), France (3), Germany (5), Kazakhstan (1), Spain (1)

Total: 84 collections including 92 occurrences

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