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SPECIES Talpa europaea

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 52.
Common Name:European Mole
Type Locality:Sweden, Kristianstad, Engelholm.
Distribution:Temperate Europe including Britain to the Ob and Irtysh Rivers (Russia) in the east.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Husson and Heurn (1959) recognized and named twelve color morphs from the Netherlands that are not listed here. Does not include altaica, caucasica, romana, and stankovici; see comments under these species. Only europaea and cinerea were regarded as subspecies by Niethammer (in Niethammer and Krapp, 1990). Doğramaci (1989) considered velessiensis as the valid subspecies for Turkish Thrace. A biological review of the species was provided by Witte (1997). Karyotype has 2n = 34, FN = 68 (Kratochvil and Kral, 1972).
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SUBSPECIES europaea

SUBSPECIES cinerea

SUBSPECIES velessiensis

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