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SPECIES Microtus (Microtus) paradoxus

Author:Ognev and Heptner, 1928.
Citation:Zool. Anz., 75: 263.
Common Name:Paradox Vole
Type Locality:S Turkmenistan, Kopet Dag Mtns, Chuli, near Ashkhabad.
Distribution:Kopet Dag Mtns, S Turkmenistan, and mountains of NE Iran in N Khorassan Prov. (near Dasht, Gowadoh, Dergematie, Kaur, and Gorgan; series in AMNH and USNM; Kryštufek and Kefelioğlu, 2002); may also occur in N Afghanistan, identified as M. guentheri (Hassinger, 1973), but the two cited specimens need to be reexamined.



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