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SPECIES Spalax arenarius

Author:Reshetnik, 1939.
Citation:Reports Zool. Mus. Kiev, 23: 11.
Common Name:Sandy Blind Mole Rat
Type Locality:Ukraine, Nikolaev Region, Golaya Pristan, NW shore of Black Sea.
Distribution:Small range in S Ukraine (see Vorontsov et al., 1977b, and Gromov and Erbajeva, 1995).
Status:IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:Listed as a subspecies of S. microphthalmus by Corbet (1978c) and included in S. giganteus by Pavlinov and Rossolimo (1987), but elevated to species by Topachevskii (1969) and recognized as such by Lyapunova et al. (1974), Pavlinov and Rossolimo (1998), and Pavlinov et al. (1995a). Topachevskii (1969) viewed the restricted geographic range of S. arenarius as relictual. Chromosomal traits (2n = 62, FN = 124) documented by Lyapunova et al. (1974). Reviewed by Gromov and Erbajeva (1995).
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