Japanese mole

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Japanese mole[1]
Mogera wogura.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Talpidae
Genus: Mogera
Species: M. wogura
Binomial name
Mogera wogura
(Temminck, 1842)
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Japanese mole range

The Japanese mole (Mogera wogura), also known as Temminck's mole, is a species of mole native to East Asia. Its range extends south from Japan. A solitary and diurnal species, it can live for up to 3.5 years in the wild.


  1. ^ Hutterer, R. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 306–307. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Insectivore Specialist Group (1996). "Mogera wogura". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2006. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2006-12-31.  Listed as Critically Endangered (CR B1+2c v2.3)

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