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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).
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    moschatus Linnaeus, 1958
    moscovitica (Geoffroy, 1811)

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