Desmanella quinquecuspidata Mayr and Fahlbusch 1975 (mole)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Talpidae

Full reference: H. Mayr and V. Fahlbusch. 1975. Eine unterpliozäne Kleinsäugerfauna aus der Oberen Süßwasser-Molasse Bayerns. Mitteilungen der Bayerischen Staatssammlung fur Paläontologie und historische Geologie 15:91-111

Belongs to Desmanella according to H. Mayr and V. Fahlbusch 1975

Sister taxa: Desmanella amasyae, Desmanella cingulata, Desmanella compacta, Desmanella compactus, Desmanella crusafonti, Desmanella dubia, Desmanella engesseri, Desmanella fejfari, Desmanella gardiolensis, Desmanella gudrunae, Desmanella rietscheli, Desmanella sickenbergi, Desmanella stehlini

Type specimen: BSP 1973 XIX 96, a mandible (sin. with p3-m3). Its type locality is Hammerschmiede, which is in a MN 9 terrestrial horizon in the Upper Freshwater Molasse Formation of Germany.

Ecology: fossorial insectivore

Distribution: found only at Hammerschmiede

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