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SPECIES Eospalax smithii

Author:Thomas, 1911.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 8, 8: 720.
Common Name:Smith’s Zokor
Type Locality:China, Gansu, 30 mi (48 km) SE Tao-chou.
Distribution:Steppe and agricultural fields in NC China; recorded from provinces of N Gansu N Shaanxi, and Ningxia (Qin, 1991; Zhang et al., 1997).
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (nt) as Myospalax smithii.
Comments:Phylogenetically closely allied to E. rothschildi and in same monophyletic group with E. fontainierii (Lawrence, 1991).



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