Gansu mole

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Gansu mole
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Talpidae
Tribe: Scalopini
Genus: Scapanulus
Species: S. oweni
Binomial name
Scapanulus oweni
Thomas, 1912
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Gansu mole range

The Gansu mole (Scapanulus oweni) is a species of mammal in the family Talpidae endemic to China. It is the only species in the genus Scapanulus.[1] The mole is the only member of a tribe of genera commonly known as "New World moles", the Scalopini, not to live in North America.[2]


  1. ^ Hutterer, R. (2005). "Order Soricomorpha". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 302. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Insectivore Specialist Group 1996. Scapanulus oweni. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 30 July 2007.