Talpa europaea (European mole):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  stx  

MRE = 0.009
SMSE = 0.010

Zero-variate data
tg 28 28 (2.118e-05)dgestation timeAnAge
tx 31 31.71 (0.02299)dtime since birth at weaningAnAge
tp182 182.2 (0.00112)dtime since birth at pubertyAnAge
am2190 2190 (1.218e-05)dlife spanAnAge
Wwb3.25 3.261 (0.003505)gwet weight at birthAnAge
Wwx52.1 50.79 (0.02523)gwet weight at weaningAnAge
Wwi92.5 94.12 (0.01753)gultimate wet weightAnAge
Ri0.009041 0.00904 (7.705e-05)#/dmaximum reprod rateAnAge
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalTalpa europaeaUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.0526cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.981-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 1133J/d.cm^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8001-growth efficiency


  • Moles are unique among mammals because all females of the 4 investigated species (Talpa occidentalis, T. europaea, T. romana, and T. stankovici) have ovotestes instead of simply ovaries (ref: BarrZuri2004)


  • v and [p_M] are fixed at the values for T. occidentalis; they are not well-fixed by this data


  • [Wiki] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talpa_europaea.
  • [AnAge] http://genomics.senescence.info/species/entry.php?species=Talpa_europaea.
  • [BarrZuri2004] F. J. Barrionuevo, F. Zurita, M. Burgos, and R. Jiménez. Developmental stages and growth rate of the mole Talpa occidentalis (Insectivora, Mammalia). J. Mammal., 85(1):120--125, 2004.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [Ster1975] Stěrba O. Prenatal growth of the mole, Talpa europaea Linn., 1758. Folia Morphol (Praha), 23:(3):282--285, 1975.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2017/01/26

accepted: 2017/01/26

refer to this entry as: AmP Talpa europaea version 2017/01/26 bio.vu.nl/thb/deb/deblab/add_my_pet/