Kano mole

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Kano Mole
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Talpidae
Genus: Mogera
M. kanoana
Binomial name
Mogera kanoana
Kawada et al.

The Kano mole (Mogera kanoana) is a species of mole native to Taiwan. The specific name kanoana is derived from Tadao Kano, a Japanese naturalist who made the first record of these animals in 1940s.

In 2004, biologists from Japan and Taiwan found several specimens and confirmed the existence of this species.


  • Shin-ichiro Kawada. et al. Revision of the mole genus Mogera (Mammalia: Lipotyphla: Talpidae) from Taiwan. Systematics and Biodiversity 5 (2): 223–240.