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SPECIES Talpa occidentalis

Author:Cabrera, 1907.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 7, 20: 212.
Common Name:Spanish Mole
Type Locality:C Spain, Guadarrama Mtns, 1200-1300 m, "La Granja, Segovia".
Distribution:W and C Iberian Peninsula (Portugal, Spain).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Formerly regarded as a subspecies of caeca, but see Ramalhinho (1985) and Filippucci et al. (1987). Reviewed by Niethammer (in Niethammer and Krapp, 1990). Karyotype has 2n = 34, FN = 68. Dental morphology of occidentalis and europaea described by Cleef-Roders and Hoek Ostende (2001).



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