Mammals of North Carolina: their Distribution and Abundance. It may well occur in all mountain counties, but it might possibly be absent in a few in the southwestern corner of the state. In , one was seen and photographed well into the Piedmont, in Rockingham County; however, it likely extends into the Piedmont only in the extreme northern and northwestern portions. A fairly small range in the northeastern states and adjacent southeastern Canada, extending southward only through the Appalachians. Abundance Generally common to perhaps locally abundant within its range in the state, especially above about 2, feet.
Ingrid M. Resting and active respiration rates of hairy-tailed moles Parascalops were measured in a flow-through gas analysis system while the animals moved in soil or in artificial tunnels. Mean resting and active rates were 1. There was a linear relationship between CO 2 production and speed of travel in the tunnels.
Range Extent Comments: Primarily in northeastern U. Range extends south to Great Smoky Mountains region. Distribution Global Range: Primarily in northeastern U. States and Canadian Provinces Due to latency between updates made in state, provincial or other NatureServe Network databases and when they appear on NatureServe Explorer, for state or provincial information you may wish to contact the data steward in your jurisdiction to obtain the most current data.
From: Saunders, D. Adirondack Mammals. The common name of the hairy-tailed mole is apt. Its tail is approximately 30 mm 1. This species averages about mm 6.