ⓘ Scalopinae

                                     

ⓘ Scalopinae

The Scalopinae, or New World moles, are one of three subfamilies of the family Talpidae, which consists of moles and mole-like animals, the other two subfamilies being the Old World Talpids and the Chinese Shrew-like Moles. The Scalpidae are the only Talpidae subfamily to consist entirely of undisputed moles and no mole-like close relatives such as shrew-moles or desmans. They are found virtually everywhere soil conditions permit in North America, except northern Canada and those areas of northeastern Mexico where the soil isnt too sandy. There is also one species which lives in China.