Long-tailed mole

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Long-tailed mole
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Talpidae
Genus: Scaptonyx
Species: S. fusicaudus
Binomial name
Scaptonyx fusicaudus
Milne-Edwards, 1872
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Long-tailed Mole range
  • Scaptonyx affinis Thomas, 1912

The long-tailed mole (Scaptonyx fusicaudus) is a species of mole in the family Talpidae. It is found in China, Vietnam and Myanmar.


The species is the only species in the genus Scaptonyx.[2] At least two subspecies are recognized in China: S. f. affinis occurs in Yunnan and Guizhou, S. f. fusicaudus in Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Guizhou.[1]


This mole is fully fossorial and spends its life underground. It has been found at relatively high elevations of 2,000-4,100 m and appears to prefer damp, coniferous montane forests.[1]