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SPECIES Microtus (Alexandromys) mongolicus

Author:Radde, 1861.
Citation:Melange Biol. Acad. St. Petersbourg, 3: 681.
Common Name:Mongolian Vole
Type Locality:Russia, Transbaikalia (Chitinskaya Oblast), Omutnaya River, a tributary to the Amur River.
Distribution:Transbaikalia, Mongolia, and NE China (N Nei Mongolia, Heilongjiang, Jilin).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Alexandromys, middendorffi species group (Zagorodnyuk, 1990) or mongolicus species group (Pavlinov and Rossolimo, 1998; Pavlinov et al., 1995a). Meyer et al. (1996) placed M. mongolicus in the subgenus Microtus, and their integrated study of karyotypes, morphology, and hybridization reveals M. mongolicus to be closely related to M. fortis, by implication a member of the maximowiczii species group. Karyotypic analyses by Orlov et al. (1983), Yatsenko et al. (1980), and Radjabli et al. (1984) include phylogenetic inferences among Asian species of Microtus.
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Synonyms:

    baicalensis Fetisov, 1941
    poljakovi Kastschenko, 1901
    xerophilus Skalon, 1936

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