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SPECIES Eothenomys chinensis

Author:Thomas, 1891.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, 8: 117.
Common Name:Sichuan Red-Backed Vole
Type Locality:China, W Sichuan Province, Kia-ting-fu (= Leshan; see Kaneko, 1996b for additional information).
Distribution:Recorded only between 1500 and 3000 m "on both sides of the River Datu He near Omei Shan, Sichuan Province at 29-30 N" (Kaneko, 1996b:104, 105).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:E. chinensis species group. The type-species of Anteliomys (Hinton, 1926a) and recognized as a species since its description by Thomas in the usual 20thEothenomys (up to 76 mm), is allopatric to the ranges of E. custos, E. proditor, and E. wardi, and reaches lower altitudes (see Kaneko, 1996b). Kaneko (1996b) arranged tarquinus as a synonym.
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    tarquinus (Thomas, 1912)

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