Altai mole

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Altai mole[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Talpidae
Genus: Talpa
Species: T. altaica
Binomial name
Talpa altaica
Nikolsky, 1883
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Altai mole range
  • gusevi (Fetisov, 1956)
  • irkutensis Dybowski, 1922
  • saianensis Bielovusev, 1921
  • salairica Egorin, 1936
  • salairici Corbet, 1978
  • sibirica Egorin, 1937
  • suschkini Kastschenko, 1905
  • tymensis Egorin, 1937

The Altai mole (Talpa altaica) is a species of mole in the family Talpidae.[2] It is found in northern Mongolia through the taiga zone of the Siberia in Russia.[1]

This mole lives in forested habitat and feeds mainly on earthworms.[2]

This is a common species. It is sometimes caught for its fur.[2]


  1. ^ a b Hutterer, R. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b c d Stubbe, M., et al. 2008. Talpa altaica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. Downloaded on 19 April 2015.