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Desmana moschata Linnaeus 1758 (Russian desman)

Osteichthyes - Lipotyphla - Talpidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 96008

Alternative combination: Castor moschatus

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 Desmana according to C. G. Rümke 1985

Sister taxa: Desmana inflata, Desmana kowalskae, Desmana nehringi, Desmana pyrenaica, Desmana thermalis, Desmana verestchagini, Mygale arvernensis

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 24.0, humerus length 22.4, radius length 24.2, scapula length 34.5, tibia length 44.0

Estimated body mass: 117.5 g based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length