Talpidae G. Fischer, 1814
– desmans, moles, shrew-moles
Talpinae G. Fischer, 1814
Desmanini Thomas, 1912
Desmana Güldenstädt, 1777
Galemys Kaup, 1829
Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.
Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.:
Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2
Johns Hopkins University Press
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Comments: Commonly regarded as a subfamily, sometimes even as a separate family; see Barabasch-Nikiforow (1975). Hutchinson (1974) concluded that Desmaninae and Talpidae were separated since the Eocene. Taxonomy of fossil and extant taxa reviewed by Rümke (1985). Distribution and status reviewed by Queiroz et al. (1996)
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