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SPECIES Eolagurus przewalskii

Author:Büchner, 1889.
Citation:Wiss. Res. Przewalski Cent.-Asien, Reisen, Zool., I: (Säugeth.): 127.
Common Name:Przewalski’s Steppe Lemming
Type Locality:China, Qinghai, Tsaidam region, shore of Iche-zaidemin Nor.
Distribution:Montane meadows and river banks, from S Xinjiang and N Xizang, W China, east through Quinghai and N Gansu to W and S Mongolia and Nei Mongol; limits unknown.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:A distinctive species united with E. luteus by Corbet (1978c) but treated as separate by most systematists (G. M. Allen, 1940; Corbet and Hill, 1991; Musser and Carleton, 1993; Pavlinov et al., 1995a). Gromov and Polyakov’s (1977) redescription of E. przewalskii and illustrations of crania and dentitions unequivocally discriminate the two, whose ranges overlap in the lakes region of W Mongolia.



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