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SPECIES Pygeretmus (Pygeretmus) shitkovi

Author:Kuznetsov, 1930.
Citation:Doklady Acad. Nauk S.S.S.R., Leningrad, 1930A: 623.
Common Name:Greater Fat-tailed Jerboa
Type Locality:SE Kazakhstan, Taldy-Kurgan district, on NW shore of Ala-Kul (Alakol) Lake, Rybalnoje.
Distribution:E Kazakhstan, in region of Lake Balkhash (Corbet, 1978c; Kuznetsov, 1965; Shenbrot et al., 1995; Sludskii, 1977).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Subgenus Pygeretmus. Corbet (1978c) regarded the emendation of shitkovi to zhitkovi invalid, but other workers disagree; there has been no ruling by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. Reviewed by Ognev (1963b), Gromov and Erbajeva (1995), and Shenbrot et al. (1995). For synonyms see Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951) and Pavlinov and Rossolimo (1987, 1998).
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    schitkovi (Vinogradov, 1930)
    zhitkovi (Vinogradov, 1937)

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