Japanese mountain mole

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Japanese mountain mole
Euroscaptor mizura - National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo - DSC06747.JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Talpidae
Genus: Euroscaptor
E. mizura
Binomial name
Euroscaptor mizura
(Günther, 1880)
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Japanese Mountain Mole range

The Japanese mountain mole (Euroscaptor mizura) is a species of mammal in the family Talpidae. It is endemic to Japan. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and temperate grassland. Although the Japanese mountain mole is currently classified in the genus Euroscaptor, a study published by the American Society of Mammalogists suggests that they do not truly belong to this genus because of earlier evolutionary divergence from other Euroscaptor species.[2]


  1. ^ Laginha Pinto Correia, D. (2016). "Euroscaptor mizura". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T8385A22320533. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T8385A22320533.en. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  2. ^ Shinohara, Akio; Kawada, Shin-ichiro; Son, Nguyen Truong; Koshimoto, Chihiro; Endo, Hideki; Can, Dang Ngoc; Suzuki, Hitoshi (2014-06-26). "Molecular phylogeny of East and Southeast Asian fossorial moles (Lipotyphla, Talpidae)". Journal of Mammalogy. 95 (3): 455–466. doi:10.1644/13-mamm-a-135. ISSN 0022-2372.