talpidae meaning

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Noun: Talpidae
  1. Moles
    - family Talpidae

Type of: mammal family

Part of: Insectivora, order Insectivora

Encyclopedia: Talpidae


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  1. Soricidae, a sister family of Talpidae, contains the American Water Shrew.
  2. The Russian desman is one of two surviving mole family Talpidae in the order Soricomorpha.
  3. The "'Scalopini "'are a moles belonging to the family Talpidae.
  4. 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.
  5. This means they share a closer common ancestor with such existing afrosoricids as elephants, manatees, and aardvarks than they do with other placental mammals such as true Talpidae moles.

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