Revision of the Asian Moles of the Genus Mogera

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In order to resolve taxonomic problems among the Japanese moles, <i>Mogera</i> spp., I compared the five main diagnostic skull characters among all the known taxa in the genus using, as a basis, the previous work by Abe (1967). A total of 612 specimens were examined, including the type specimens of <i>M. wogura</i>, <i>M. w. kobeae</i>, and <i>M. w. kanai</i> of Japan, those of <i>M. w. coreana</i> of Korea, <i>M. hainana</i> of Hainan and <i>M. latouchei</i> of south-east China, and others from the Far East maritime region of Siberia and Taiwan R.O.C. It was concluded that the mole ranging across the southern half of Japan, previously known as <i>M. kobeae</i>, is in fact a synonym of <i>M. wogura</i> and should be referred to as such. The mole previously called <i>M. wogura</i> with its main range to the northern half of Honshu is henceforth called <i>M. minor</i>. Four species of the genus <i>Mogera</i>: <i>M. wogura</i>, <i>M. minor</i>, <i>M. tokudae</i>, and <i>M. insularis</i>, are thus recognized as occurring in east Asia.<br>

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  • Journal of the Mammalogical Society of Japan  

    Journal of the Mammalogical Society of Japan 20(1), 51-68, 1995-06-01 

    The Mammal Society of Japan

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10018939830
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA1092271X
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    09141855
  • NDL Article ID
    3630311
  • NDL Source Classification
    RA87(動物一般・分類・進化--脊椎動物)
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZR4(科学技術--生物学--動物)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z54-G149
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  J-STAGE 
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