Kingdom: Animalia
     Phylum: Chordata
     Class: Mammalia
     Order: Eulipotyphla
     Family: Talpidae

Welcome to the Mole Tunnel
Central Gallery
   Mole Information:
     Evolution & phylogeny
     General biology
     Mole researchers

   Moles of the World:
    Shrew-like moles
     Asiatic shrew-like moles

     Iberian desman
     Russian desman

     American shrew-mole
     Japanese shrew-moles
     Chinese long-tailed mole

    New World moles
     Broad-footed mole
     Coast mole
     Eastern mole
     Hairy-tailed mole
     Star-nosed mole
     Townsend's mole

    Old World Moles
     Eurasian moles
     Senkaku mole
Moles (Family Talpidae):

Like, but not close related to gophers, ground-squirrels and mole-rats, moles live most of their lives beneath the surface of the ground. These insectivores are wonderfully adapted to fossorial (underground) existence, having broad front-feet with outward facing palms to aid in burrowing, pinhead-sized eyes (sometimes covered with skin!) and no external ears.

Site Objective:

This site is dedicated to providing photos and information on the biology, distribution and natural history of talpid moles, and their researchers.

  (Last update: November 23, 2009)