Subfamily Spalacinae Thomas 1896 (blind mole)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Spalacidae

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

See also de Bruijn et al. 1970, de Bruijn et al. 2006 and Vasileiadou and Koufos 2005

Sister taxa: Cannomys, Heramys, Nannospalax, Rhizomyinae

Subtaxa: Pliospalax Spalax Vetusspalax

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greece (3 collections), Hungary (11), Israel (4), Romania (10), Turkey (2), Ukraine (3)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Hungary (1)

• Pliocene of Greece (1), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (1), Turkey (1), Ukraine (1)

• MN 13 of Greece (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Greece (1)

• Miocene of China (1), Greece (2), Turkey (1)

• Oligocene of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1)

• Eocene of Serbia and Montenegro (1)

Total: 47 collections each including a single occurrence

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