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SPECIES Spalax microphthalmus

Author:Guldenstaedt, 1770.
Citation:Nova Comm. Acad. Sci. Petropoli, 14: 1.
Common Name:Greater Blind Mole Rat
Type Locality:Russia, Voronezhskaya Oblast, Novokhoper Steppe.
Distribution:Steppes in Ukraine and S Russia between Dnieper and Volga Rivers, north to Orel-Kursk line, and south to Ciscaucasia (see Topachevskii, 1969; Vorontsov et al., 1977b; clearly mapped by Gromov and Erbajeva, 1995).
Status:IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:Monographed by Topachevskii (1969) and maintained as a species by Pavlinov and Rossolimo (1987, 1998) and Pavlinov et al. (1995a). Zagorodnyuk (1992b) endorsed the synonymy. Chromosomal features (2n = 60, FN = 115-120) recorded by Lyapunova et al. (1974) and summarized by Nevo et al. (2001). Reviewed by Gromov and Erbajeva (1995). Although not currently recorded from Romania, it has been identified at Pleistocene localities in that country (Kowalski, 2001).
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Synonyms:

    pallasii Nordmann, 1839
    typhlus (Pallus, 1779)

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