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SPECIES Urotrichus talpoides

Author:Temminck, 1841.
Citation:Het. Instit. K. Ned. Inst.: 215.
Common Name:Japanese Shrew Mole
Type Locality:Japan, Kyushu, Nagasaki.
Distribution:Grassland and forest of Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu (Japan); Dogo Isl, N Tsushima Isl (Japan).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Imaizumi (1970b:128) recognized five taxa as valid subspecies. Harada et al. (2001) studied the karyotype (2n = 34, FN = 64) of the species and discovered two parapatric karyotype races in C Honshu.
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SUBSPECIES talpoides

SUBSPECIES adversus

SUBSPECIES centralis

SUBSPECIES hondoensis

SUBSPECIES minutus

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