Altai mole

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

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

This mole lives in forested habitat and feeds mainly on earthworms.[1]

This is a common species. It is sometimes caught for its fur.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  2. ^ 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.