Hairy-tailed Mole

Conservation

Least concern conservation status

Scientific Classification

OrderEulipotyphla
FamilyTalpidae
GenusParascalops
Binomial nameParascalops breweri

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Description

The hairy-tailed mole is a midsize mammal found in the eastern United States and southeastern Canada.

Their color is dark gray. It measures from 13 to 15 cm and weighs about 51 g. This insectivore eats worms, larvae, slugs, and ants.

The hairy-tailed mole lives in deciduous and coniferous forests, and open areas. Their lifespan is up to four years.