Talpidae


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Related to Talpidae: Soricidae, Tupaiidae, Vespertilionidae
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Noun1.Talpidae - moles
mammal family - a family of mammals
Insectivora, order Insectivora - shrews; moles; hedgehogs; tenrecs
mole - small velvety-furred burrowing mammal having small eyes and fossorial forefeet
Condylura, genus Condylura - star-nosed moles
genus Parascalops, Parascalops - brewer's moles
genus Uropsilus, Uropsilus - shrew moles
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Patterns of geographic variation of Talpa romana (Insectivora, Talpidae).
In the Japanese Islands, there are two species of shrew-moles, the lesser Japanese shrew-mole, Dymecodon pilirostris and the greater Japanese shrew-mole, Urotrichus talpoides (Soricomorpha, Talpidae, Ohdachi et al.
(2007): Presence du genre Eotalpa (Mammalia, Talpidae) dans l'Oligocene inferieur de Belgique (Formation de Borgloon, MP 21).
To the Editor: Compelling evidence of genetically distinct hantaviruses (family Bunyaviridae) in multiple species of shrews and moles (order Soricomorpha, families Soricidae and Talpidae) across 4 continents (1-7) suggests that soricomorphs, rather than rodents (order Rodentia, families Muridae and Cricetidae), might be the primordial hosts (6,7).
Demographic and population genetic structure in the eastern mole, Scalopus aquaticus howelli (Insectivora: Talpidae).