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SPECIES Microtus (Alexandromys) sachalinensis

Author:Vasin, 1955.
Citation:Zool. Zh., 34: 427.
Common Name:Sakhalin Island Vole
Type Locality:Russia, Sakhalin Isl, Poronaysk region, Olen River.
Distribution:Endemic to Sakhalin Isl (Dobson, 1994).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (nt).
Comments:Subgenus Alexandromys, middendorfii species group (Zagorodnyuk, 1990) or maximowiczii species group (Pavlinov and Rossolimo, 1998; Pavlinov et al., 1995a). The latter species group association more accurately reflects data synthesized from karyological, morphological, and hybirdization studies, which phylogenetically link M. sachalinensis most closely to M. maximowiczii within the subgenus Alexandromys (Meyer et al., 1996).
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