Blind mole

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Blind Mole
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Taxidermied blind mole at the Cambridge University Museum of Zoology, England.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Talpidae
Genus: Talpa
T. caeca
Binomial name
Talpa caeca
Savi, 1822
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Range map

The blind mole (Talpa caeca), also known as the Mediterranean mole, is a mole found in the Mediterranean region. It is similar to the European mole, differing most prominently in having eyes covered with skin. It is found in Albania, France, Greece, Italy, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, and Turkey.


  1. ^ Amori, G.; Hutterer, R.; Bertolino, S.; Mitsain, G.; Yigit, N.; Kryštufek, B. & Palomo, L.J. (2008). "Talpa caeca". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature.