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SPECIES Calomyscus baluchi

Author:Thomas, 1920.
Citation:J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 26: 939.
Common Name:Pakistan Calomyscus
Type Locality:W Pakistan, NW Balochistan, Kelat Dist.
Distribution:W Pakistan west of the Indus River from N Balochistan (Kalat Dist.) in the south northward through Sibi, Quetta, Punjab, and Parachinar districts to Malakand Dist. in the northwest (Roberts, 1977; specimens in AMNH and USNM); and E and NC Afghanistan (specimens in FMNH).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Originally described as a species, later included in C. bailwardi (Corbet, 1978c; Ellerman, 1941, 1961; Ellerman and Morrison-Scott, 1951), but reinstated as a separate species by Vorontsov et al. (1979), an allocation followed by others (Musser and Carleton, 1993; Pavlinov et al., 1995a). Body and cranial dimensions are similar to C. bailwardi but the level of their genetic relationship has yet to be uncovered. Mitochrondrial DNA differences between C. baluchi and samples identified as C. bailwardi from SE Iran documented by Moshed and Patton (2002). See Vorontsov et al. (1979) for status of mustersi. Distribution based on Vorontsov et al. (1979) and identification of specimens in FMNH and USNM.
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    mustersi Ellerman, 1948

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