Russian desman

Russian desman

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Desmana moschata

The Russian desman is a small semiaquatic mammal that inhabits the Volga, Don and Ural River basins in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. It constructs burrows into the banks of ponds and slow-moving streams, but prefers small, overgrown ponds with abundance of insects, crayfish and amphibians. The Russian desman often lives in small groups of two to five animals, and appears to have a complex communication and social system.

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Russian desman habitat map

References

1. Russian desman Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_desman
2. Russian desman on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/6506/22321477

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