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SPECIES Talpa caucasica

Author:Satunin, 1908.
Citation:Mitt. Kaukas. Mus., 4: 5.
Common Name:Caucasian Mole
Type Locality:Russia, Stavropol Krai, Stavropol.
Distribution:NW Caucasus (Russia and Georgia, NE Turkey), Talysh Mtns (Iran).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Included in europaea by Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951), but considered a distinct species by Gromov et al. (1963). Reviewed by Sokolov and Tembotov (1989) and Zaitsev (1999). New records from Turkey (Kefelioglu and Gencoglu, 1996) and Iran (Kryštufek and Benda, 2002) considerably extend the range of the species. Karyotype has 2n = 38, FN = 64 (Sokolov and Tembotov, 1989).
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SUBSPECIES caucasica


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