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SPECIES Desmana moschata

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 59.
Common Name:Desman
Type Locality:"Habitat in Russiae aquosis."
Distribution:Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan; Don, Volga, and Ural Rivers and their tributaries; introduced into Tachan and Tartas Rivers (Ob basin) and Dnepr River. Almost extinct in Belarus.
Status:IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:Borodin (1963), Barabash-Nikiforov (1968, 1975), Khakhin and Ivanov (1990), and Queiroz et al. (1996) reviewed the morphology, distribution and ecology of the species. Dental formula discussed by Kawada et al. (2002c).



    moschatus Linnaeus, 1958
    moscovitica (Geoffroy, 1811)

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