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SPECIES Allactaga (Paralactaga) euphratica

Author:Thomas, 1881.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 5, 8: 15.
Common Name:Euphrates Jerboa
Type Locality:Iraq (no other information).
Distribution:Steppe and semi-desert from SE Turkey (Colak et al., 1994) south through Syria and Iraq to Jordan (Qumsiyeh, 1996), N Saudi Arabia and Kuwait (essentially as outlined by Ellerman and Morrison-Scott, 1951; see also Colak et al., 1994, and references therein; Hatt, 1959).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Subgenus Paralactaga. Many authors incorrectly employ the name williamsi for this species, but that name refers to a different species (see account of A. williamsi). Following Corbet (1978c:155), A. euphratica is considered a separate species from A. hotsoni. Reviewed by Colak et al. (1994).



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