tribe

Desmanini

1 species

The list of species of Desmanini tribe

The desman, a snouted and naked-tailed diving insectivore of the tribe Desmanini (also considered a subfamily, Desmaninae), belongs to one of two Eurasian species of the mole family, Talpidae.

This tribe consists of two monotypic genera of semiaquatic insectivores found in Europe: one in Russia and the other in the northwest of the Iberian peninsula and Pyrenees. Both species are considered to be vulnerable. They have webbed paws and their front paws are not well-adapted for digging. Desmans were much more diverse and widespread during the Miocene, with one genus, Gaillardia, being present in North America. Both living species are thought to have derived from the fossil genus Archaeodesmana.

  • Genus Desmana
    • Russian desman (D. moschata)
  • Genus Galemys
    • Pyrenean desman (G. pyrenaicus)
  • Genus †Archaeodesmana Miocene-Pliocene, Europe
  • Genus †Gaillardia Miocene, North America
  • Genus †Mygalinia Late Miocene, Hungary
  • The bare snout of Galemys pyrenaicus
  • Galemys pyrenaicus
  • Desmana moschata
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The list of species of Desmanini tribe

The desman, a snouted and naked-tailed diving insectivore of the tribe Desmanini (also considered a subfamily, Desmaninae), belongs to one of two Eurasian species of the mole family, Talpidae.

This tribe consists of two monotypic genera of semiaquatic insectivores found in Europe: one in Russia and the other in the northwest of the Iberian peninsula and Pyrenees. Both species are considered to be vulnerable. They have webbed paws and their front paws are not well-adapted for digging. Desmans were much more diverse and widespread during the Miocene, with one genus, Gaillardia, being present in North America. Both living species are thought to have derived from the fossil genus Archaeodesmana.

  • Genus Desmana
    • Russian desman (D. moschata)
  • Genus Galemys
    • Pyrenean desman (G. pyrenaicus)
  • Genus †Archaeodesmana Miocene-Pliocene, Europe
  • Genus †Gaillardia Miocene, North America
  • Genus †Mygalinia Late Miocene, Hungary
  • The bare snout of Galemys pyrenaicus
  • Galemys pyrenaicus
  • Desmana moschata
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