Père David's mole

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Père David's mole[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Soricomorpha
Family: Talpidae
Genus: Talpa
Species: T. davidiana
Binomial name
Talpa davidiana
(Milne-Edwards, 1884)
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Père David's mole range
Synonyms

Talpa streeti

Père David's mole (Talpa davidiana) is a mole found only in Kurdistan Province, Iran. It is listed as a critically endangered species due to habitat loss. The species is named after the zoologist Armand David. As T. streeti, it is known as the Persian mole.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hutterer, R. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 309. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.