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SPECIES Eothenomys olitor

Author:Thomas, 1911.
Citation:Abstr. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1911(100): 50.
Common Name:Black-eared Red-backed Vole
Type Locality:China, Yunnan, Chao-tung-fu (= Zhaotong Xian), 6700 ft [2042 m] (Kaneko, 1999b, provided additional information).
Distribution:NE Yunnan at the type locality and SW Yunnan between the Mekong and Salween River valleys, 1800-3350 m (Kaneko, 1996b).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:E. chinensis species group. The smallest Eothenomys in body size. Hinton (1926a) allocated olitor to the subgenus Eothenomys, as did Corbet and Hill (1992), but others have placed it in Anteliomys (G. M. Allen, 1940; Gromov and Polyakov, 1977) or in the subgenus Caryomys (Pavlinov et al., 1995a). G. M. Allen (1940) extended the range to W Yunnan, but Kaneko (1996b) explained why this record is not olitor; inclusion of hypolitor observes the summary of Ye et al. (2002).
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    hypolitor Wang and Li, 2000

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