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SPECIES Chionomys gud

Author:Satunin, 1909.
Citation:Izv. Kavkas. Mus., 4: 272.
Common Name:Gudaur Snow Vole
Type Locality:Georgia, Caucasus Mtns, Gudaur, near Krestovskii Pass.
Distribution:Caucasus in Russia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan, and the E Black Sea Mtns of NE Turkey.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951) and Corbet (1978c) listed gotschobi and lghesicus as synonyms of nivalis, but Pavlinov and Rossolimo (1987, 1998) and Pavlinov et al. (1995a) included them in C. gud. Dental traits indicate a closer relationship to C. roberti than to C. nivalis (Nadachowski, 1991). In Turkey, the species has been collected at the same localities as C. nivalis but prefers more mesic habitats (Kryštufek, 1999c).



    gotschobi (Shidlovsky, 1919)
    ighesicus (Ellerman and Morrison-Scott, 1951)
    lasistanius (Neuhäuser, 1936)
    lghesicus (Shidlovsky, 1919)
    lucidus (Shidlovsky, 1919)
    nenjukovi Formosov, 1931
    oseticus (Shidlovsky, 1919)

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