Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Insectivora > Family: Talpidae > Genus: Talpa > Species: Talpa stankovici

Balkan mole - Talpa stankovici Martino & Martino, 1931

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Most preferred habitats
  • cropland
  • grassland
May also occur in
  • heathland and shrub
  • urban

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Balkan mole Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Balkan mole English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Balkan-Maulwurf German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Balkán-vakond Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Balkaninkontiainen Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Balkanska krtica Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Balkanski krt Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Krtek balkánský Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Talpa dei Balcani Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Taupe des Balkans French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Topo de los Balcanes Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Urithi i Stankovicit Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Talpa romana stankovici Martino & Martino, 1931

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EoL Encyclopedia of Life
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External data

No external data sets available for this species
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