Desmanodon Engesser 1980 (mole)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Talpidae

Full reference: B. Engesser. 1980. Insectivora und Chiroptera (Mammalia) aus dem Neogen der Türkei. Schweizerischen Paläontologischen Abhandlungen 102:46-149

Parent taxon: Talpidae according to L.W. van den Hoek Ostende 1997

See also Engesser 1980 and Prieto 2010

Sister taxa: Achlyoscapter, Asthenoscapter, Chrysochlorina, Condylura, Desmana, Desmaninae, Domninoides, 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: Desmanodon antiquus Desmanodon burkarti Desmanodon crocheti Desmanodon daamsi Desmanodon major Desmanodon minor Desmanodon ziegleri

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Type: Desmanodon major

Ecology: fossorial insectivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of France (1 collection), Germany (4), Greece (3), Hungary (1), Spain (3), Turkey (13)

• Oligocene of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1)

Total: 26 collections including 28 occurrences

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