Euroscaptor grandis

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Euroscaptor grandis


Taxonavigation: Soricomorpha 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Cladus: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohors: Theria
Cohors: Eutheria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Cladus: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Laurasiatheria
Ordo: Soricomorpha

Familia: Talpidae
Subfamilia: Talpinae
Tribe: Talpini
Genus: Euroscaptor
Species: Euroscaptor grandis


  • Euroscaptor grandis Miller, 1940: 444

Holotype: USNM 25537, adult ♀, skin and skull.

Type locality: “Mount Omei, Szechuan, China, at an altitude of 5000 feet [= 1524 m].”


  • Euroscaptor grandis yunnanensis Wang, 2003 [nomen nudum f. Smith & Xie (2008: 322)]


Primary references[edit]

  • Miller, G.S., Jr. 1940. Notes of some moles from Southeastern Asia. Journal of Mammalogy 21(4): 442–444. DOI: 10.2307/1374883 JSTOR
  • Wang, Y.X. 2003. A Complete Checklist of Mammal Species and Subspecies in China (A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference). China Forestry Publishing House: Beijing, China.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Greater Chinese Mole
தமிழ்: அகண்ட சீன சிற்றெலி