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SPECIES Alticola (Alticola) montosa

Author:True, 1894.
Citation:Proc. U. S. Natl. Mus., 17: 11.
Common Name:Kashmir Mountain Vole
Type Locality:N India, C Kashmir, 11,000 ft (3353 m).
Distribution:Jammu and Kashmir, ca. 2450-4000 m (Agrawal, 2000; Hinton, 1926a; Rossolimo and Pavlinov, 1992).
Status:IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:Subgenus Alticola, A. roylei-A. argentatus species group (Rossolimo and Pavlinov, 1992). Usually incorporated in A. roylei (Corbet, 1978c; Gromov and Polyakov, 1977), but the diagnostic traits of montosa clearly distinguish it from geographically adjacent roylei, as Hinton (1926a) long ago noted and Rossolimo and Pavlinov (1992) verified. Reviewed by Agrawal (2000).
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    imitator (Bonhote, 1905)

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