Desmana thermalis Kormos 1930 (Russian desman)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Talpidae

Synonyms: Desmagale pannonica Kretzoi 1953, Desmana crassidens Kretzoi 1953, Desmana tegelensis Schreuder 1940

Full reference: T. Kormos. 1930. Desmana thermalis n.sp. eine neue präglaziale Bisamspitzmaus aus Ungarn. Annales Musei Nationalis Hungarici 27:1-19

Belongs to Desmana according to C. G. Rümke 1985

See also Kormos 1930 and Kurten 1968

Sister taxa: Desmana inflata, Desmana kowalskae, Desmana moschata, Desmana nehringi, Desmana pyrenaica, Desmana verestchagini, Mygale arvernensis

Type specimens:

  • Desmana thermalis: Its type locality is Betfia 2, which is in a Pleistocene cave horizon in Romania
  • Desmagale pannonica:
  • Desmana crassidens:
  • Desmana tegelensis:

Ecology: amphibious insectivore


• Quaternary of Austria (1 collection), the Czech Republic (1), Germany (3), Hungary (2), the Netherlands (2), Romania (3), Ukraine (1)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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