ⓘ Scalopini

                                     

ⓘ Scalopini

The Scalopini are a tribe of moles belonging to the family Talpidae. They include all the New World moles apart from the strikingly distinctive star-nosed mole. As the similarity of the names implies, they are the standard form of the Scalopinae, the North American or New World moles, and can be found virtually anywhere north of Northern Mexico and south of Northern Canada where environmental factors permit.

Despite the morphological differences between the Scalopini and the old world mole is not very obvious to the layman, they were quite significant for Gansu mole can be removed from the group and added to the Scalopini in 1938. How come the new world of the mole to live in China remains a mystery and has prompted scientists sometimes shy continue to call Scalopini "new world moles" without certain reservations, to accept this fact. The result Scalopini sometimes referred to as "new world moles and relatives".

There are four kinds in Scalpini:

  • Scalopus, the common and widely distributed eastern mole.
  • Scapanus, three species of moles found west of the Rocky Mountains.
  • Parascalops, the hairy-tailed mole of northeastern North America.
  • Scapanulus, the Gansu mole of China.
                                     
  • member of a tribe of genera commonly known as New World moles the Scalopini not to live in North America. Smith, A.T. Johnston, C.H. 2016 Scapanulus
  • species: Tribe Condylurini Genus Condylura, the star - nosed mole Tribe Scalopini Genus Scalopus, the common eastern mole Genus Scapanus, three species
  • Condylurini Genus Condylura - one species Star - nosed mole, C. cristata Tribe Scalopini - New World moles Genus Parascalops - one species in northeastern North
  • Condylurini Genus Condylura Star - nosed mole, Condylura cristata Tribe Scalopini Genus Parascalops Hairy - tailed mole, Parascalops breweri Genus Scalopus
  • North America Genus Condylura: Star - nosed mole sole species Tribe Scalopini New World moles Genus Parascalops: Hairy - tailed mole northeastern North
  • tundrensis LR lc Family: Talpidae moles Subfamily: Scalopinae Tribe: Scalopini Genus: Scapanulus Gansu mole, Scapanulus oweni LR lc Subfamily: Talpinae