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SPECIES Allactaga (Allactaga) major

Author:Kerr, 1792.
Citation:In Linnaeus, Anim. Kingdom: 274.
Common Name:Great Jerboa
Type Locality:Kazakhstan, between Caspian Sea and Irtysh River.
Distribution:Steppes and deserts from Caucasus N to Moscow and Kiev E to Ob River (W Siberia), Kazakhstan, and N Uzbekistan (west of Aral Sea), and W Xinjiang, China (Wang, 2003); range figured by Kuznetsov (1965), Shenbrot et al. (1995), and Sludskii (1977).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Allactaga. Includes jaculus Pallas (Ognev, 1963b:94; Pavlinov and Rossolimo, 1987:154). Subspecific revision and additional distributional data provided by Shenbrot (1993). Karyotype contributed by Vorontsov et al. (1969c). Reviewed by Ognev (1963b), Gromov and Erbajeva (1995), and Shenbrot et al. (1995). Detailed habitat data provided by Naumov and Lobachev (1975). Although modern western margins of range are near Moscow and Kiev, the species occurred as far west as Germany and Austria during the Pleistocene (Kowalski, 2001). For synonyms see Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951), Corbet (1978c), and Shenbrot (1991d).
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Synonyms:

    aulacotis (Wagner, 1840)
    brachyotis Brandt, 1844
    chachlovi Martino, 1921
    decumanus (Lichtenstein, 1825)
    djetysuensis Shenbrot, 1993
    flavescens Brandt, 1844
    fuscus Ognev, 1924
    hochlovi Martino, 1922
    intermedius Ognev, 1948
    jaculus (Pallas, 1779)
    macrotis Brandt, 1844
    nigricans Brandt, 1844
    spiculum (Lichtenstein, 1825)
    vexillarius (Eversmann, 1840)

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