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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


Galemys pyrenaicus (E. Geoffroy, 1811)

Type Locality: Haute-Pyrenees, France

Type Specimen: MNHN Ndeg180


* 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
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.


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.
2. ^ Insectivore Specialist Group (1996). Galemys pyrenaicus. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 2006-05-11. Listed as Vulnerable (VU B1+2c v2.3)
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