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Tegulariscaptor Sansalone et al. 2017 (mole)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Talpidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 355946

Full reference: G. Sansalone, T. Kotsakis, A. H. Schwermann, L. W. Van Hoek Ostende, and P. Piras. 2017. When moles became diggers: Tegulariscaptor gen. nov., from the early Oligocene of south Germany, and the evolution of talpid fossoriality. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology

Parent taxon: Talpidae according to G. Sansalone et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Achlyoscapter, Asthenoscapter, Chrysochlorina, Condylura, Desmana, Desmaninae, Desmanodon, Domninoides, Eotalpa, Galeospalax, Hesperoscalops, Hugueneya, Hyporyssus, Lemoynea, Mogera, Mongolopala, Mystipterus, Neurotrichus, Oreotalpa, Parascalops, Proscalopinae, Quadrodens, Scalopus, Scapanoscapter, Scapanus, Scaptochirus, Scaptogale, Soricina, Suleimaninae, Talpa, Talpina, Talpinae, Tenrecina, Tupaina, Uropsilinae

Subtaxa: Tegulariscaptor minor

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Type: Geotrypus minor

Ecology: scansorial insectivore