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SPECIES Spermophilus (Spermophilus) alashanicus

Author:Büchner, 1888.
Citation:Wiss. Res. Przewalski Cent. Asien Zool., I:(Säugeth.): 11.
Common Name:Alashan Ground Squirrel
Type Locality:"Southern Ala Shan" [Desert, China] (Ognev, 1963a:150).
Distribution:SC Mongolia; Ala Shan and E Nan Shan (N China).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Spermophilus (Gromov et al. 1965:208). Placed by Corbet (1978c) in dauricus; Orlov and Davaa (1975) provided evidence of specific distinctness. Molecular sequence data (Harrison et al., 2003) suggest a sister species relationship with pallidicauda.



    dilutus (Formozov, 1929)
    obscurus Büchner, 1888
    siccus (G. M. Allen, 1925)

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