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    • Scapanus latimanus
    • Scapanus anthonyi
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    • Broad-footed Mole
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Observer

antnat

Date

April 20, 2014

Description

feeding tunnel in clay mud. so shallow, it opened on top, revealing the tracks of the mole.
Like a boss!

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

lishka

Date

April 5, 2014 12:33 PM PDT

Description

Found dead

Photos / Sounds

What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

james3

Date

January 14, 2014

Description

Unlike most Broad-footed Moles that one sees (including even those in the default photos for this taxon), this one had the distinction of still being alive.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

stevepiercy

Date

February 1, 1995 12:00 PM PST

Description

O'Neill Ranch Master Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report, February 1995

Photos / Sounds

What

Broad-footed Mole (Scapanus latimanus) Scapanus latimanus

Observer

photon-hog

Date

June 14, 2013 09:41 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

jessicalgt

Date

October 15, 2013

Description

Dead on the side of the trail.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

geodani

Date

August 18, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

james3

Date

August 5, 2013

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Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

June 13, 2013 08:20 PM PDT

Description

The only mole species around. I only ever see moles mysteriously dead by the side of paths. (Though I think this one got biked over or stepped on; its back half was flattened.) Stiff and dry.

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What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

kathlyn

Date

May 31, 2013 07:50 AM PDT

Description

Pinecrest ca

Photos / Sounds

What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

kschnei

Date

May 12, 2013 07:44 AM PDT

Description

Broad-footed Mole (Scapanus latimanus), Cross Marin Trail, Marin County, California - 12 May 2013. My wife found this unfortunate animal in the middle of this paved trail. About 15 cm in length. A separate photo shows a small hairy tail, which in combination with the striking forefeet and the location would seem to indicate this species.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Broad-footed Mole Scapanus latimanus

Observer

kueda

Date

May 12, 2013 11:48 AM PDT
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Description from Wikipedia

The broad-footed mole (Scapanus latimanus) is a species of mammal in the family Talpidae. It is found in Baja California in Mexico and in California, Nevada and Oregon in the United States at elevations up to 3000 m above sea level. Its karyotype has 2n = 34, FN = 64.

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