Long-tailed mole

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Long-tailed mole
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Talpidae
Subfamily: Talpinae
Tribe: Scaptonychini
Van Valen, 1967
Genus: Scaptonyx
Milne-Edwards, 1872
S. fusicaudus
Binomial name
Scaptonyx fusicaudus
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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]


  1. ^ a b c Chiozza, F. (2016). "Scaptonyx fusicaudus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T41477A22322866. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T41477A22322866.en. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Long-tailed mole". Catalogue of Life. ITIS. Species 2000.CS1 maint: others (link)