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

Roman mole - Talpa romana Thomas, 1902

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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
  • woodland and forest

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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
Debelozobi krt Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Italiankontiainen Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Római vakond Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Roman mole English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Romeinse mol Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Romersk moldvarp Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Romersk muldvarp Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Romersk mullvad Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Römischer Maulwurf German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sólvarpa Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Talijanska krtica Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Talpa romana Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Taupe romaine French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Topo romano Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Toupeira-romana Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Talpa europaea romana Linnaeus, 1758
Talpa adamoi Capolongo & Panasci, 1976
Talpa aenigmatica Capolongo & Panasci, 1976
Talpa brachycrania Capolongo & Panasci, 1976
Talpa romana montana Cabrera, 1925
Talpa wittei Capologno, 1986

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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