Townsend's mole

Townsend's mole

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Scapanus townsendii
WEIGHT
100-170 g
LENGTH
179-237 mm

The Townsend's mole is a fossorial mammal in the family Talpidae, and is the largest North American mole. It was named after the American naturalist John Kirk Townsend. The name was selected at the request of Thomas Nuttall as a patronym to honor Townsend's contribution.

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No

Nocturnal

Ca

Carnivore

Ve

Vermivorous

Fo

Fossorial

Te

Terrestrial

Te

Territorial

Vi

Viviparous

Bu

Burrowing

Po

Polygynandry

Po

Polygamy

So

Solitary

No

Not a migrant

T

starts with

Distribution

Geography

Continents
Biogeographical realms

Townsend's mole habitat map

Climate zones

Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior

Diet and Nutrition

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
PREGNANCY DURATION
4 to 6 weeks
BABY CARRYING
1 to 4
INDEPENDENT AGE
30 to 36 days

References

1. Townsend's mole Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Townsend's_mole
2. Townsend's mole on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/41475/22322352

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