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Talpa europaea Linnaeus 1758 (European mole)

Osteichthyes - Lipotyphla - Talpidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 104182

Alternative combination: Talpa europea

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Talpa according to T. L. Yates and D. J. Schmidly 1975

Sister taxa: Talpa caeca, Talpa episcopalis, Talpa fossilis, Talpa gilothi, Talpa gracilis, Talpa minor, Talpa minuta, Talpa neagui, Talpa praeglacialis, Talpa romana, Talpa tenuidentata, Talpa tyrrhenica, Talpa vallesensis

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 17.1, humerus length 13.5, radius length 13.6, scapula length 24.0, skull 36.5 x 17.4, tibia length 20.4, ulna length 19.5

Estimated body mass: 28.8 g based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length