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SPECIES Mogera insularis

Author:Swinhoe, 1862.
Actual Date:1863
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1862: 356.
Common Name:Insular Mole
Type Locality:"Formosa (China)" = Taiwan.
Distribution:Taiwan, Hainan, SE China.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Includes latouchei; see Corbet and Hill (1991c:38). Included in Talpa [Euroscaptor] micrura by Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951:40); but see Corbet (1978c:33), Abe (1995) and Motokawa and Abe (1996). Karyotype of a specimen from Taiwan determined as 2n = 32, FN = 58 (Lin et al., 2002a). The status of the mainland (latouchei) and Hainan (hainana) populations still has to be determined (Abe, 1995). Skulls of latouchei are smaller than in insularis.
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SUBSPECIES insularis

SUBSPECIES hainana

SUBSPECIES latouchei

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