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Desmana Guldenstaedt 1777 (Russian desman)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Talpidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 40402

Synonyms: Caprios Wagler 1830 (no. 253519), Desmagale Kretzoi 1953 (no. 96012), Desman Lacepede 1799 (no. 253516), Desmanus Rafinesque 1815 (no. 253517), Mygale Cuvier 1800 (no. 94093), Myogale Brandt 1836 (no. 92544), Myogalea Fischer 1829 (no. 253518), Palaeospalax Owen 1846 (no. 253520)

Parent taxon: Talpidae according to B. Kurten 1968

Sister taxa: Achlyoscapter, Asthenoscapter, Chrysochlorina, Condylura, 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, Tegulariscaptor, Tenrecina, Tupaina, Uropsilinae

Subtaxa: Desmana inflata, Desmana kowalskae, Desmana moschata, Desmana nehringi, Desmana pyrenaica, Desmana thermalis, Desmana verestchagini, Mygale arvernensis

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Ecology: amphibious insectivore