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SPECIES Eothenomys custos

Author:Thomas, 1912.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 8, 9: 517.
Common Name:Southwest China Red-backed Vole
Type Locality:China, Yunnan, A-tun-tsi (= Dequen Xian; see Kaneko, 1996b for additional information), 11,500-12,500 ft (3505-3810 m).
Distribution:Recorded only "from the extreme north-west of Yunnan, the Likiang Range, the loop of the Jinsha Jiang River, and from central Sichuan," 2500-4800 m (Kaneko, 1996b:108).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:E. chinensis species group. Listed as a species of Anteliomys by Hinton (1926a). Whether in Eothenomys or Anteliomys, this distinct Chinese endemic has always been recognized as a species in faunal reports and checklists. Kaneko (1996b) explained why the holotypes of hintoni and rubelius represent examples of E. custos; inclusion of cangshanensis and ninglangensis follows Ye et al. (2002).



    cangshanensis Wang and Li, 2000
    hintoni Osgood, 1932
    ninglangensis Wang and Li, 2000
    rubelius Hinton, 1932
    rubellus (G. M. Allen, 1924)

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