Galemys pyrenaicus

Galemys pyrenaicus, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Soricomorpha
Familia: Talpidae
Subfamilia: Talpinae
Tribus: Desmanini
Genus: Galemys
Species: Galemys pyrenaicus
Subspecies: G. p. pyrenaicus - G. p. rufulus

Name

Galemys pyrenaicus (E. Geoffroy, 1811)

Type Locality: Haute-Pyrenees, France

Type Specimen: MNHN Ndeg180

References

* Galemys pyrenaicus on Mammal Species of the World.
Don E. Wilson & DeeAnn M. Reeder (editors). 2005. Mammal Species of the World : A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2-volume set (3rd ed).

Vernacular names
Internationalization
English: Pyrenean Desman
Polski: Wychuchol pirenejski

The Pyrenean Desman (Galemys pyrenaicus) is a small semi-aquatic mammal that lives in the Pyrenees to the Iberian peninsula. The Pyrenean Desman is in the monotypic genus Galemys.[1] The Pyrenean Desman lives in mountain streams.[3]

This desman lives in pairs. It is 11 to 16 centimetres (4.3 to 6.3 in) long with a tail of 12 to 16 centimetres (4.7 to 6.3 in). It weighs 35 to 80 grams (1.2 to 2.8 oz). The Pyrenean Desman can live at least 3.5 years.

References

1. ^ a b Hutterer, Rainer (16 November 2005). Wilson, Don E., and Reeder, DeeAnn M., eds. ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols. (2142 pp.). pp. 303. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3.
2. ^ Insectivore Specialist Group (1996). Galemys pyrenaicus. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 2006-05-11. Listed as Vulnerable (VU B1+2c v2.3)
3. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfacts/factfiles/599.shtml

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