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Spalax  Guldenstaedt, 1770
Taxonomic Serial No.: 632622

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Myospalax Hermann, 1783
 
    Nannospalax Palmer, 1903
 
    Anotis Rafinesque, 1815
 
    Aspalax Desmarest, 1804
 
    Glis Erxleben, 1777
 
    Macrospalax Méhely, 1909
 
    Mesospalax Méhely, 1909
 
    Microspalax Méhely, 1909
 
    Ommatostergus Nordmann, 1840
 
    Talpoides Lacépède, 1799
 
    Ujhelyiana Strand, 1922
 
  Common Name(s): Greater Blind Mole Rats [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderMyomorpha Brandt, 1855 – Rats, souris, Mice, Rats, Voles, Gerbils, Hamsters, Lemmings  
                                     SuperfamilyMuroidea Illiger, 1811  
                                        FamilySpalacidae Gray, 1821  
                                           SubfamilySpalacinae Gray, 1821  
                                              GenusSpalax Guldenstaedt, 1770 – Greater Blind Mole Rats  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Spalax arenarius Reshetnik, 1939 – Sandy Mole Rat, Sandy Blind Mole Rat 
                                                 Species Spalax carmeli Nevo, Ivanitskaya and Beiles, 2001 – Mt Carmel Blind Mole Rat 
                                                 Species Spalax ehrenbergi Nehring, 1898 – Middle East Blind Mole Rat, Palestine Mole Rat 
                                                 Species Spalax galili Nevo, Ivanitskaya and Beiles, 2001 – Upper Galilee Mountains Blind Mole Rat 
                                                 Species Spalax giganteus Nehring, 1898 – Giant Mole Rat, Giant Blind Mole Rat 
                                                 Species Spalax golani Nevo, Ivanitskaya and Beiles, 2001 – Golan Heights Blind Mole Rat 
                                                 Species Spalax graecus Nehring, 1898 – Bukovin Mole Rat, Balkan Blind Mole Rat 
                                                 Species Spalax judaei Nevo, Ivanitskaya and Beiles, 2001 – Judean Mountains Blind Mole Rat 
                                                 Species Spalax leucodon Nordmann, 1840 – Lesser Blind Mole Rat, Lesser Mole Rat 
                                                 Species Spalax microphthalmus Guldenstaedt, 1770 – Greater Mole Rat, Greater Blind Mole Rat, Russian Mole Rat 
                                                 Species Spalax nehringi (Satunin, 1898) – Nehring's Blind Mole Rat 
                                                 Species Spalax uralensis Tiflov and Usov, 1939 – Kazakhstan Blind Mole Rat 
                                                 Species Spalax zemni (Erxleben, 1777) – Podolsk mole rat, Podolsk Blind Mole Rat 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Guy G. Musser  
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Spalax    
       
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton  
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Spalax    
       
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  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Musser, Guy G., and Michael D. Carleton / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Superfamily Muroidea   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 894-1531   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Spalax   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Osborn, Dale J., and Ibrahim Helmy  
  Publication Date: 1980   
  Article/Chapter Title: The Contemporary Land Mammals of Egypt (Including Sinai)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fieldiana Zoology, n.s., no. 5   
  Page(s): 1-579   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0015-0754   
  Notes: Available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2747210   
  Reference for: Spalax   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Spalax   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Greater Blind Mole Rats[English]   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Comments: Vorontsov et al. (1977b) distinguished four species groups based upon biochemical data: the monotypic S. nehringi, S. leucodon, and S. microphthalmus groups, and the last containing S. graecus, S. polonicus, S. arenarius, and S. giganteus. The species discriminated biochemically are the same as those defined by Ognev (1963a) and Topachevskii (1969) using morphological traits and by Lyapunova et al. (1974) using chromosomal evidence. To these seven was added S. ehrenbergi. Although Savic and...  
 

 

   

 
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